Monday, December 9

Govt to upgrade logging roads in Ulu Baram

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Dennis seen in a pickup truck as it manoeuvres along a muddy logging road, as he makes his way to visit his constituents.

MIRI: Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau says the Sarawak government is working hard to upgrade earth roads built by logging companies which connect hundreds of settlements and villages in Ulu Baram.

He said some RM1.5 billion has been allocated for the purpose, of which almost 90 per cent of the amount is for his constituency as well as Mulu – both under Baram parliamentary constituency.

“As a frequent user of these logging roads, I’m very aware of the pain my people have to endure when travelling.

“Thus I thank the state government and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for allocating a big sum to improve the infrastructure and amenities in Telang Usan and Mulu,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday, when updating on the latest effort to upgrade roads in Ulu Baram.

He disclosed that the project to upgrade the stretch of earth road from Long Lama town to Temala junction has been tendered out and is expected to commence next month.

In view of the current monsoon season, Dennis advised those travelling along logging roads to exercise greater care and caution.

“Though it has been part of our life and we are used to travelling along logging earth roads, the danger is still there especially during the monsoon season like now.

“For myself, I have to use these logging roads to visit longhouses and villagers scattered all over my constituency.”