Friday, January 30, 2009

Damaged roads will be repaired, DCM assures

BINTULU: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang (right) said as of Jan 24 a total of 98 damaged roads state-wide were reported.

These damages included potholes, cave-ins and uneven road surfaces, he said.

Out of 98, 18 cases were reported in Bintulu and 20 cases in Betong, the highest number to be reported, he said.

To a question he said he was happy that his constituency had reported the damages of roads earlier, thus made it easier for th ministry to monitor and the act to repair the damages.

"It is estimated that around RM1 to RM3 million is needed to repair damaged state and federal roads. The cost can be more," said Jabu to reporters at a press conference in Bintulu Airport yesterday.

According to Jabu the damaged roads were now being repaired.

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