Jalan bernilai RM400 juta akan dibina untuk menghubungi bandar Sibu dan Kapit. Ia dijangkakan akan siap dalam tempoh 2 tahun.
Petikan dari The Borneo Post
KUCHING: The long-awaited access road from Sibu to Kapit is closer to realisation after the federal government agreed to expedite the construction of a bridge at Kanowit and complete the road to Song with an allocation of about RM400 million.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said once the 33 km project is completed in about two years’ time, it would give road access from Kapit to Sibu.
“I know Kapit may be the only place in the world where there is no access road. Based on my previous visit to Kapit before this and with the express boat tragedy that happened, the road from Kapit to Sibu needed additional work to be done for complete connection,” he said during a dinner in conjunction with Gawai Dayak held at a hotel here yesterday.
As for the road access from Kapit to Belaga, Najib said a study has to be conducted on the routes, considering that there are many options and a decision would be delivered once the study is completed.
Najib, who is also finance minister, had also given a commitment to the Bumiputera community in the state that he would include an additional budget allocation of RM30 million in the budget next year for the perimeter survey of about 180,000 hectares of native customary rights land in the state so the survey work can be completed and those qualified for land ownership get their land titles.
“As of now, the government had allocated RM60 million for perimeter survey in Sarawak. No federal government in history has given allocation for this purpose but I think that since NCR land is close to the hearts of rural people, the government must assist.”
Najib also announced that as a humanitarian consideration,all victims of the Belaga express boat tragedy who were saved would be given RM500 – RM1,000 from the National Security Council and another RM500 from Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia.