ROMPIN: The upgrading of Jalan Kuantan-Segamat from two to four lanes is expected to start latest by September.
The first phase of the project will cost RM300mil.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the 47km stretch would start from Gambang to Paloh Inai, Pekan.
Fadillah said the tender had already been called.
“The project will take about three years to complete,” he said.
Fadillah said a proposal had been submitted to the EPU to start the second phase of upgrading the Tun Razak Highway.
He said the stretch involving another 100km would cost RM1.2bil.
“This will help cut down travelling time, cost and reduce accidents,” he said.
Fadillah added the upgrading of both projects were not linked or fast-tracked due to the polls.
Meanwhile, the government will allocate some RM400,000 for the setting up of a 1Malaysia Internet Centre in Kampong Bukit Ibam.
Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said it will be built this year and would have 20 computers.
“Two teachers will give lessons,” Jailani said after visiting the library.
Also present was Lipis MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamad.
Jailani added a mobile post office would serve the village every Friday.
He said currently the nearest post office is 35km away in Bandar Muadzam Shah.