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State government to upgrade drainage system, roads at Tg Sebekut
Posted on : 24 Aug 2020  Source of News: The Borneopost online

Uggah (seated left), Bartholomew (seated right), Richard (standing left) and members of the Tanjung Sebukut Scheme at the briefing.

KUCHING: The drainage system and the roads at Tanjung Sebekut in Spaoh, Betong will be upgraded by the Sarawak government at a cost of RM5 million.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas in a press statement said the upgrading work is included under the Tanjung Sebekut Drainage System which would be tendered out soon.

The statement also mentioned Uggah met with members of the Tanjung Sebukut Scheme yesterday to explain components of the project.

Joining him were the Betong Division Drainage and Irrigation officer Bartholomew Emily Ayu, a political secretary to the chief minister Dr Richard Rapu and chairman of the scheme Abang Hendi Abang Zaini, its secretary Abdul Karim Jawi and a few other committee members.

“We will upgrade the road and drainage and irrigation infrastructures.

“We are especially looking at facilitating padi farmers in the area with machines to help in the harvesting,” said Uggah in the statement.

He added members of the Tanjung Sebekut Scheme would be involved in monitoring the upgrading works.

On another matter, Uggah, who is Bukit Saban state assemblyman, also said the tender for the construction of the RM5million Spaoh new market would close this Wednesday.

“The market will be a double storey building. The top floor will consist of a food court and lock-up shops.

“The market will cover the ground floor.

“This is another manifestation of the continuing efforts of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to bring in modern and better amenities to the state’s rural areas.

“We are certainly not neglecting such areas.” he said.

The statement also quoted Betong District Council secretary Charlie Keling as saying the handing-over of the site to the successful contractor was expected to be done by middle of next month.