AS PART of efforts to improve public amenities in Kuala Kangsar, the Perak government will discuss with the Federal Government the possibility of providing facilities like roads and bridges in the area.
According to Perak Amanah Chairman Asmuni Awi, during his visit to Manong on Monday, the people there questioned the state government for not building a bridge that was promised many years ago.
Responding to that, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said matters of public interest will always be addressed and the state government will bring up the matter with the Federal Government.
“We’ve always pursued certain projects which need Federal government assistance, the same goes for Manong Bridge.
“When the prime minister comes here, we hope he can announce something,” Zambry said to reporters after chairing a Barisan Nasioanl meeting at its command centre in Safari Resort, Kuala Kangsar on Tuesday.
Zambry said the bridge project is one of Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid’s campaign pledges and they have conveyed their message to Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Mastura also wants the Sultan Azlan Shah Islamic University College to be declared a university and also a Public Institute of Higher Learning.
“We do hope that the prime minister will respond to these requests,” said Zambry.
On Tuesday Asmuni commented on Barisan Nasional’s promises of projects and allocations in Kuala Kangsar.
“I would like to remind BN that if they are to pledge something, they should fulfil it.
“They have promised many things in the last five years and one of them was the Manong bridge.
“During our visit to the area, the voters asked about the bridge and some claimed that they have asked for it since Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz’s time as a parliamentarian for Kuala Kangsar.
“I hope there won’t be any new promises made by Barisan Nasional in order to get votes. Please fulfil the promises that were made before,” he said.