Friday, January 7, 2011

RM4 bln set aside for 200km of roads in SCORE

Posted on January 7, 2011, Friday
MUKAH: The much awaited Kapit Road will be among top priority roads to be completed under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) in the next five years.
Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong revealed that some RM4 billion has been allocated to build some 200km of roads in the Central Region, under SCORE.
“I am extremely happy with the allocation for Sarawak as it has been given the largest amount ever for infrastructure development,” said Manyin.
He further disclosed that for this year under National Key Result Areas (NKRA) allocation, Sarawak has been allocated with RM1.2 billion for road construction and an additional of RM365 million for the same purpose.
Manyin disclosed that next year, some RM430 million will be allocated for the construction and upgrading work involving 400 km of roads.
“Last year, RM350 million was allocated under the NKRA to build 244km but we managed to complete 270km of road for the same amount,” said Manyin.
Overall under the 10th Malaysia Plan, Manyin revealed that unlike previous Malaysia Plan, the next one would have 2-year rolling plans.
Among the top priority roads besides Kapit would be the Baram Road (RM95 million), Jalan Song-Tun Jugah interchange (RM15 million), Balingian-Bintulu Road (RM102 million) and Rumah Kuta to Song — Kapit (RM50 million).

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