MIRI: Travelling by road from Miri to Marudi enroute to Mulu all the way to Long Lama will not be a long, bumpy and arduous journey in the future once the proposed roads linking Miri-Marudi, Marudi-Mulu (Kuala Melinau) and Long Panai-Long Lama is completed by 2027.
To kickstart this proposed project, a two-day value assessment lab is held, starting today, which involves the participation from all relevant stakeholders to provide in-depth input and feedback on the design, alignment, architectural works, mechanical & electrical works, utilities relocation works as well as socio-economic impact.
In his brief speech during the opening of the lab, RECODA’s chief executive officer Datu Ismawi Ismuni said the whole landscape of these areas would change for the better once the project is completed.
“The area will be opened up where it will help generate socio-economic activities which will then transcend into greater prosperity for the rakyat.”
“RECODA has been given the directive to fast-track the project by implementing it seamlessly, overcoming material logistics and land-related challenges.”
“We would like to engage with stakeholders and gather constructive input and important feedback at this lab to ensure that this large-scale project is a success story.”
“Hence, this lab is important to align everyone so that all of us here are on the same page with the same objective – which is to deliver the project timely, with the most optimum cost for the benefit of the rakyat, without leaving any stone unturned. We do not want to miss out anything,” said Ismawi.
Construction of the proposed roads will involve a total length of 160.5km of single carriageway, nine major bridges and 13 minor bridges as well as one passenger jetty terminal.
Present at the lab were Deputy Chairman of Highland Development Agency (HDA)  YB Dato Gerawat Gala, Assistant Minister for Local Government and Housing, Datu Dr. Penguang Manggil and State Assemblyman for Telang Usan, Dennis Ngau.