KUCHING: The 22 infrastructure projects under the Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA) are seeing some physical progress since the construction phase kick-started in the second half of last year.
These road projects have seen some sections moving into roadworks and bridgeworks stages while some others into site clearing and earthwork.
These projects are divided into three packages and cost a total of RM1.1bil.
Package 1 consists of road projects in Bukit Goram, Katibas, Ngemah and Machan while Package 2 covers Pelagus and Baleh areas. Package 3 meanwhile covers Belaga and Murum areas.
All these projects are expected to be completed by 2022.URDA area covers an approximately 100,000 sq kilometres with an estimated population of 169,000 and these projects will provide links to the interior areas of Kapit Division.
It will also help to accelerate the development in Upper Rajang to increase connectivity and capitalise on the hydroelectric plants (HEPs) in the region, namely Bakun, Murum and Baleh.