Manyin: Jalan Mugah-Batu Kepit upgrading next year

KUCHING: Phase II of road upgrading works from Jalan Mugah to Batu Kepit in Simunjan will be implemented by the Rural and Regional Development Ministry (Sarawak Branch) next year.

Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communication Dato Michael Manyin said this in his response to a question
raised by Snowdan Lawan (BN-Balai Ringin) at the State Legislative Assembly here Wednesday.

Snowdan queried when the government would continue with Phase II of the upgrading works as the allocation was approved in April last year.

In his supplementary question, he asked what measures would be taken by the state government to overcome the problem of roads getting flooded whenever it rains considering that 30 per cent of roads are located at low-lying areas.

Snowdan also wanted to know whether any measure had been taken to extend the road from Jalan Mugah to Batu Kepit considering that some parts of the road are very narrow.

Manyin said the total length of the road was 5.1 kilometres and the amount of allocation approved for the upgrading
works early this year was RM900,000.

“A total of 2.7 kilometres has been done, so we are only left with 2.4 kilometres to be upgraded. The balance of the allocation is RM400,000.

“With that balance, hopefully, we will be able to rectify what has been requested, and from time to time we will also request allocation from the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.”

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