1) HYDROGEN BUS SERVICE COMMENCED, FREE RIDES FOR PASSENGERS
KUCHING: Hydrogen Bus Service will officially commence in Kuching tomorrow.
The highly anticipated hydrogen bus service offers passengers free rides on two routes with stops near various attractions in the city.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said the service is free for both tourists and locals from 7am to 7pm daily.
He added the bus service is a joint effort undertaken by the state Transport Ministry and Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) to promote a reliable, affordable, safe and eco-friendly Public Transportation System in Sarawak.
2) BRIDGE STILL ON-GOING, TENDER TO OPEN FIRST QUARTER OF 2020
SEBUYAU: The State Government is continuing the tender for the 5.1 km Batang Lupar bridge and the tender will be opened in the first quarter of this year.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said that State government has to continue with the project to benefit the people living along coastal areas and the public in general.
He pointed out that the State Government has to pay the whole cost of the project because Pakatan Harapan disagreed with 50-50 percent cost sharing as agreed during the previous Barisan Nasional Administration.
3) RM8.5 MILLION PAID OUT TO LAND OWNERS
SEBUYAU: On another note, about RM 8.5 million was paid out to the land owners, which are RM5.3 million for those affected by the bridge project and RM 3.2 million for those affected by Sebuyau New Township.
For the KPG Sebarang Sebuyau traditional village, 97 titles were issued.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan reiterated that the State Government never has the intention to take away people’s land.
He pointed out that the state government will continue to survey native customary rights (NCR) land under Section 6 and Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code.