Sarawak govt urged to build outer ring roads in Sibu
Last Update: 11/05/2019
SIBU, May 11 (Bernama) -- Sarawak DAP deputy chairman David Wong Kee Woan has urged the state government to build three outer ring roads in Sibu which has been proposed since 2015.
He said, the construction of the outer ring roads would not only address the problem of traffic congestion in the city, especially during peak hours in the morning and evening, but also enable many low-cost housing projects to be built along the road.
According to him, the three outer ring roads are from Jalan Aman Roundabout in Jalan Wong King Huo up to Sibu Road Transport Department (RTD) which is a 4.5 kilometre stretch costing RM30 million; a bridge connecting Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah and Jalan Ling Kai Cheng with Jalan Permai involving a cost of RM10 million; as well as from Jalan Teku connecting to Kemuyang, seven kilometres long, costing RM30 million.
"The construction of these outer ring roads not only address the problem of traffic congestion during peak hours but also enable more low-cost housing projects to be built along the road as the land prices in the area are still low compared to urban areas," said the Pelawan assemblyman at a press conference here today.
In addition, he said, many industrial areas would also be opened creating more job opportunities