KUCHING: Santubong MP Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar plans to carry out an Urban Renewal Development Programme in the Bako area, similar to that of the Darul Hana Resettlement Scheme.
He said Kampung Bako in particular is one of the earliest traditional Malay villages and a mechanism must be implemented to develop the area rich in cultural history.
“Although the government focuses mostly on developing strategic areas, other areas also need attention,” he told a press conference after officiating at the Program Kenduri Rakyat at Kampung Bako Hilir here on Sunday (Aug 28).
Wan Junaidi revealed that he will meet with Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to discuss his intentions.
“I will propose a specific programme within a certain period of time to be implemented in villages such as this one and traditional villages that are densely populated,” he said.
Wan Junaidi said numerous repair and upgrading projects are also in the pipeline for Kampung Bako Hilir and Kampung Bako Tengah.
“The projects in Kampung Bako Hilir include three ironwood bridge repairs costing RM300,000, RM250,000 and RM200,000 each, upgrading of an ironwood bridge to concrete costing RM200,000 and the construction of a new bridge costing RM250,000.
“There are two projects in Kampung Bako Tengah, namely a new bridge to be constructed at a cost of RM200,000 and repair work for an ironwood bridge costing RM350,000,” he explained.
He said the allocations totalling RM1.75 million was allocated by the federal government.
“We hope through these projects, the lives of the people here will improve over time,” he added.
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