Sarawak eyes better collaboration with federal govt on road connectivity - Uggah

05 Dec 2022 05:51pm
Sarawak Deputy Premier Amar Douglas Uggah Embas - Photo: Sinar Archive
Sarawak Deputy Premier Amar Douglas Uggah Embas - Photo: Sinar Archive
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KUCHING - Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah is looking forward to working closely with the relevant Federal ministers to develop more road connectivity in Sarawak.

He said the ministers are Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the Rural and Regional Development Minister, and Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

Uggah, who is also the state Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development, hopes to discuss with Ahmad Zahid ways to get more funds channelled to Sarawak for that purpose.

"We also have some proposals on how to speed up the implementation of our rural projects and we believe that we need to brief Ahmad Zahid on the various issues we face in implementing them,” he said in a statement after conducting his monthly monitoring of road and bridge construction projects in the Kuching and Samarahan Divisions, here, today.

Uggah said that he had previously discussed such issues with the former Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.
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On Nanta’s appointment as Works Minister, he expects the Kapit Member of Parliament to continue the efforts of the previous minister, Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, who has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister, and work together with the state to improve connectivity via federal roads.

"We are very thankful that a Sarawakian is again helming this very important ministry,” he said referring to Nanta’s new portfolio. - BERNAMA