Brighter future for 24 longhouses with six new infra projects
Last Update: 10/09/2019
KUCHING, Sept 10 -- Twenty-four longhouses located in Sarawak’s interior area will see better connection in future with six infrastructure projects to commence soon, covering a vast area of about 41,000 square kilometres.
This is following the contract signing between chief executive officer of the Regional Corridor Development Authority, Datuk Ismawi Ismuni and six contractors appointed under the Upper Rajang Development Authority (URDA), witnessed by Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Jemut Masing, here, today.
Masing said the construction of the first batch of infrastructure and amenities would be funded by the state government with an allocation of about RM1.5 billion.
“These projects are the first batch of a total of 34 infrastructure and amenity projects in the URDA area, especially in Kapit, Kanowit, Song, Belaga and Bukit Mabong. There will be another 28 projects to come, and more (contractors) will come in," he said.
The six contractors awarded with the projects under URDA via an open tender process are Hock Seng Lee Berhad, Hanayin Engineering Sdn Bhd, WHE Contract Sdn Bhd, Davilla Construction Sdn Bhd, Kemudi Harta Sdn Bhd and Bumi Utara Construction Sdn Bhd.
The projects include the construction of the Nanga Machan bridge and Jalan Ulu Machan; a new road to Nanga Geremai, Kanowit; upgrading of the ex-logging road to the Tunoh Scheme in Melinau, Kapit; new access road to the Tunoh Scheme; new access road to Uma Sambop and upgrading of the existing village road to SK Long Urun.