New road to link Jerantut to Dungun

A rural road will be built across the Pahang-Terengganu border to connect Jerantut and Dungun.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the state executive council was satisfied with the briefing by the Pahang Public Works Department (JKR) on the construction of the 52.55km road.

“It is part of a project continuation from the previous 11th Malaysia Plan.

“The rural road is from Jalan Kampung Pasir Raja, Hulu Dungun, Terengganu to Kampung Mat Daling, Jerantut of which, 40km is from the Pahang-Terengganu border to Kampung Mat Daling,” he said in a statement.

Wan Rosdy said the road was the last two phases under the planning of the Rural Development Ministry to complete the rural roads between the villages of Jerantut district to the Dungun district in Terengganu.

“The new road will be a single carriageway with a width of 6.5m and paved, involving the construction of 12 bridges including 10 between the Pahang-Terengganu border and Kampung Mat Daling.

“The state executive council has been informed that so far, the implementation status is at the procurement stage including negotiations on the cost, before it will be submitted to the Finance Ministry.

“We hope to complete the project within the stipulated period for the benefit of the people,” said Wan Rosdy.

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