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Road projects linking Kapit town on schedule — Masing
Posted on : 09 Dec 2019  Source of News: The Borneo Post online

Road projects linking Kapit town on schedule — Masing

By James Ling on December 9, 2019, Monday at 12:05 AM News, Sarawak

Masing flashes the thumbs up as he prepares to operate an excavator to perform the earth-breaking ceremony for the two road projects.

KAPIT: The more than 100km of roads from Kapit town to Nanga Antawau worth some RM1.4 billion is progressing well and scheduled for completion by the later part of 2020, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing.

He said the projects are part of the Sarawak government’s effort to develop Tunoh Scheme into the administrative centre of the new Bukit Mabong district.

“From a jungle into a growing centre, the state government is determined to bring development to Tunoh Scheme in the form of 24-hour electricity, piped water supply, clinic, school, government rest house, agriculture station and many more.

“Today we are doing the earth-breaking ceremony for the upgrading of the former-logging road to Tunoh Scheme, Melinau and new access road to Tunoh Scheme.

“Once the basic infrastructures and amenities are completed, the next step would be to develop Tunoh township as the administrative centre of Bukit Mabong district, with some half-billion ringgit required to build government offices, quarters, shop lots and others,” said Masing when officiating at the earth-breaking ceremony for the two projects, here on Saturday.

The projects will benefit five longhouses and more than 1,000 residents in Tunoh Scheme and provide a better and safer route between Kapit Town and Tunoh Scheme.

Addressing the crowd, Masing said no one could have imagined the amount of development set to take place in Tunoh.