Thumbs-up for new road

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KUCHING: The people of Kampung Segedup and Kampung Sg Maong welcome the construction of a new road linking both villages. 

Kampung Segedup community leader Penghulu Sulaiman Awi, 65, said the   3.6 km single carriageway road connecting Kampung Sg Maong to Segedup would improve communication and the local economy.

“This road will benefit us greatly we are fortunate to have Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as our Chief Minister. He never neglects the welfare of Sarawak people,” he said during the groundbreaking ceremony of the new road at Kampung Segedup on Tuesday (June 30).

Kampung Sg Maong headwoman, Masai Hj Morri, 52, said the road would have positive impacts on the villages and the surrounding areas.

“The implementation of the project is a relief for residents in the area because currently, we have to travel for about 15 to 20 minutes to Segedup,” she said.

Another resident and the leader of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sg Maong branch Abdul Latif Salleh, 54, said, “Sarawakians are very fortunate to have a leader like Abang Johari who always prioritises their needs.

“The construction of this new road will ease the flow of traffic between Matang and Batu Kawa.

“It will also boost developments in the area and allow the residents of Kampung Kudei to own their own houses once the road and other infrastructure are built. Currently, one house is occupied by two to three families,” he added.

Earlier,   Abang Johari   officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony at Kampung Segedup.

The chief minister, who is also Satok assemblyman, was accompanied by Senior Works Minister and Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing, Local Government and Housing Minister and Batu Kawa assemblyman Datuk Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian and Infrastructure and Ports Development Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi.

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