‘Masterplan for Sibu redevelopment almost ready’

Wan Junaidi (in blue) flanked by Fauziah (on his left) and Abang Johari

THE Bukit Assek Redevelopment Project in Sibu, Sarawak, is to kick off in 2026.

Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg said the masterplan for this mammoth project was nearing completion.

“All the details will be completed in the first quarter of 2025 and the project’s implementation will start in 2026.

“This project is divided into four phases and it will take us 15 years to redevelop Bukit Assek,” he said at the Sibu division’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri dinner.

The masterplan, Abang Johari said, involved the construction of a new town which will change the face of Sibu.

“Sibu’s economy will be vibrant, especially the construction sector, in the coming years.”

He said that with the development, Sibu would be connected to nearby towns including Kapit.

“If the coastal road is completed, there will be connectivity to Daro, Serdeng and Batang Igan, all of which will be linked by bridges that will be completed in 2030,” he said.

Abang Johari said all infrastructure expenses would be borne by the Sarawak government.

“Our success is due to political stability. Leaders should not fight, leaders must be united regardless of our background. We must cooperate for the sake of the people of Sarawak,” he added.

The event, attended by about 2,000 people, was graced by Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and his wife Toh Puan Fauziah Mohd Sanusi. — By ANDY CHUA

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