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Sarawak Govt Plans to Link Most Longhouses & Villages in Rural Areas With Roads by 2030


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Source: The Borneo Post & BERNAMA

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As we may all know, parts of East Malaysia are severely underdeveloped and lack basic necessities such as proper roads and infrastructure.

However, it seems that the Sarawakian state government plans to develop its rural areas in the near future.

According to The Borneo Post, Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah says the state government will link most if not all, longhouses and villages in the rural areas with roads by 2030.



Uggah, who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development, said his ministry is in the final process of identifying those longhouses and villages.

“We are talking about building some 5,000km of new roads. It will be a very costly exercise, but our Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has his own ways of seeking funds for it.”

“As a matter of fact, the state development budget is RM6.8 billion, about 70% of which is dedicated to developing rural areas,” he said.



Uggah also said Abang Johari’s initiative to create nine regional development agencies throughout the state would also mean more roads would be built.

What do you think of the plans? Let us know in the comments.


Also read: PDRM: Road Users Driving Against Traffic Caused 1,350 Accidents This Year, 37 of Them Fatal

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