Thursday, April 15

Sibu-Kapit road ‘missing link’ to be completed by October

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KOTA SAMARAHAN: Work on the ‘missing link’ for the Sibu to Kapit road is still on track, says Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi.

He said the ‘missing link’, which is a 9.5km road between Ngemah to Temalat, should be completed and motorists can drive from Sibu toKapit by end of October this year.

“Based on the latest physical progress of the Ngemah to Temalat, it is 76.2 per cent completed against the scheduled 77 per cent completion as of end of May 2020.

“This means it is on track. We are now monitoring the progress. If the progress goes according to plan, then the road would be motorable by end of October 2020,” he told reporters after the earth breaking for Route 8101 Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa road upgrading here yesterday.

The event was officiated by Senior Minister (Works) Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

Fadillah who was asked to comment, said the progress of the road construction under the Rural Development Ministry was delayed during the previous administration.

The so-called ‘missing link’ in Ngemah/ Temalat section is part of the 83km Kanowit – Kapit road, which links to the road leading to Sibu.