Two Kapit projects planned

Abang Johari launching the Kapit waterfront project as Alexander looks on.

KAPIT: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has set aside RM73mil for two different development projects in Kapit town.

Speaking at the official opening of the RM3mil Kapit town square, he said the state government had the budget to further develop the town for the people’s benefit.

The RM3.16bil in sales tax revenue from oil and gas companies had enabled Sarawak to be developed further, he added.

The first project for Kapit will be a new RM15mil market while the other one is a RM58mil landscape and heritage project near here.

Abang Johari added that the state was now experiencing rapid infrastructure development.

Areas such as Matu, Daro, Mukah, Tanjung Manis, Igan, Sibu and Kapit were now well connected which makes inter-division travel easier for people, he said.

“Roads to Nanga Mujung have been completed while Balleh, Belaga and Bintulu will also be connected,” he added.

Abang Johari was in Kapit as part of his motorcycle road expedition.

He made stops in Kanowit, Nanga Ngungun and Song during the 110km journey from Sibu Jaya.

The Kapit town square project was approved by the Chief Minister on April 25, 2017 and completed on Sept 15, 2020.

Earlier, he attended a briefing on the proposed riverbank and slope protection works to existing Kapit Waterfront and proposed market and recreational centre.

Among those present at the event were Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, state Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion, Ports and Infrastructure Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi as well as Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan.

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