Villagers relieved by main road completion

The recently upgraded road at Kampung Sungai Jong, Simunjan.

KUCHING: The residents of Kampung Sungai Jong, Simunjan can heave a sigh of relief as the project to upgrade the main road leading to their village has been completed.

Simunjan assemblyman Awla Dris said the project to upgrade the 2.5km road was implemented under the Integrated Regional Samarahan Development Agency (Irsda) costing RM1.8 million.

“The upgraded road will make it easier for the villagers to bring their catch and agricultural produce to Simunjan town.

“Now the villagers can smile when the road project here is fully completed; I am confident the villagers will benefit from it in the long run,” he said on Tuesday as quoted by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

Meanwhile, longhouse head Chakoi Tembong when met thanked the government, Simunjan assemblyman and the Simunjan district office for building the road leading to the village.

“Now our village is equipped with electricity supply facilities and also water supply through the Sarawak Alternative Water Supply Project (Sawas) project,” he said.

In December last year, Infrastructure and Ports Development Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi conducted a visit to the project sites in Kota Samarahan.

During the visit he also witnessed the presentation of the project site of Jalan Sungai Jong by the Samarahan division Public Works Department (JKR) to the contractor.

The project scope was to upgrade the existing gravel road by using open graded premix surfacing with bitumen for a stretch of 2.5km.