KEDAH will spend RM9mil to beautify the Sungai Kedah and Sungai Anak Bukit waterfronts.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said work on the project would begin in June next year and be completed in 2009.
He said the state would build a 1km-long walkway along Sungai Kedah from Masjid Zahir to Dataran Tanjung Chali.
“Another walkway along the Kedah river will be built from Dataran Tanjung Chali to Mini Marina near Ampang Jajar.
“The stretch along the Kedah river will be about 1km,” he said.
Mahdzir was speaking to reporters after going on a river cruise with state Tourism, Youth and Sports Committee chairman Datuk Othman Aziz, state Industry, Transport, Science and In-novative and Chinese Community Affairs Committeee chairman Datuk Chong Itt Chew and state Public Works, Energy and Nature Committee chairman Datuk Nawawi Ahmad.
They went on the cruise to check out the plans for Sungai Kedah and Sungai Anak Bukit.
Mahdzir said the state also planned to build a suspension bridge across Sungai Kedah from Dataran Tanjung Chali to Kampung Seberang Nyonya.
“This project is mainly to enhance and beautify the area and also to reduce water pollution in the river,” he said.
Mahdzir said the state planned to hold various traditional water sports on both rivers once the project was completed.