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Julaihi: Sebuyau to be coastal economic hub
Posted on : 04 Nov 2017  Source of News: THE BORNEO POST
 

Julaihi: Sebuyau to be coastal economic hub

November 4, 2017, Saturday Jacob Achoi, reporters@theborneopost.com

 

From right; Abang Johari, Brahim, Julaihi and Awang Tengah looking at Sebuyau New Township development plan.

SEBUYAU: The development of Sebuyau New Township will turn the area into a major coastal town, bringing economic benefits to the locals and people living in the coastal areas.

According to Assistant Minister of Coastal Road Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Sebuyau is located strategically along the coastal road and has the potential to be developed as a major town.

“With Sebuyau well connected by road, the development of Sebuyau New Township augurs well for the area to become a major coastal town and also the economic belt for the people residing in the coastal areas,” Julaihi, who is also Sebuyau assemblyman said.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg had performed the earth breaking for the Sebuyau New Township on Thursday.

Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and Samarahan Resident Brahim Lumpu.

Sebuyau is now well connected with the completion of Batang Sadong bridge and the Samarahan bridge which will be completed in June next year. Julaihi hoped that Sebuyau would become an economic hub for coastal areas.

Julaihi noted that the Batang Lupar bridge costing RM1 billion has also been approved and woud further enhance the development of coastal areas.

Covering 298.51 acres, Sebuyau New Township will be developed by Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) in stages.

Among the components of the project are 240 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat, commercial buildings, and buildings for government departments and agencies and SMK Sebuyau costing RM85 million, which has been approved.

A clinic costing RM12.4 million which is under construction and a mini Industrial Estate are also part of the project.

Another landmark of the project is a mosque, costing RM4.6 million for Phase I and II, and on Thursday Abang Johari approved RM6 million for Phase III of the project.

Julaihi said a 5- acre piece of land within Sebuyau New Township has also been reserved for the construction of Community-based Rehabilitation Centre (PDK), to accomodate the less privileged people in the area, and a go-cart track.