It is election time. It is also time to announce all the mega-mega projects out there!. Recently PM Abdullah Badawi has announced several mega projects :
- RM382 billion worth Iskandar Development Region (IDR) located at down-south Johor
- RM177 billion project for Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)
- East Coast Corridor involving the states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang
- and now RM85 million Pujut Flyover in Miri and the RM220 million BDC interchange
KUCHING, Nov 6 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who will make a two-day visit to Sarawak next week, is expected to open two mega projects -- the RM85 million Pujut Flyover in Miri and the RM220 million BDC interchange here.
Sarawak Public Utilities Minister Datuk Seri Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said today the prime minister, who would be accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, was scheduled to arrive in Miri on Monday to open the Pujut Flyover at 3pm and later attend an all-community dinner at the Pavillion Parkcity Everly Hotel.
The 498m flyover was completed in time for the Merdeka celebration on Aug 31, about 11 months ahead of schedule, by developer Global Upline Sdn Bhd, which is expected to carry out another infrastructure work worth RM400 million to build a four-lane highway connecting the Kuala Baram industrial area with the Miri airport.
The following morning, Abdullah will fly to Kuching to open the BDC Interchange at 10.45am, another mega project being undertaken by Global Upline which encompasses the Kuching International Airport and Stutong Link Road here leading from the city centre.
Serving as the main gateway for visitors to the city, it was completed in record time in May this year and opened to motorists, one year ahead of the targeted completion date.
Abdullah will also witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels and Resorts Pte. Ltd. and Global Upline for the construction of the Hotel Four Points Sheraton Kuching.
Awang Tengah said that the same day, the prime minister would perform yet another earth-breaking ceremony for the Sarawak Islamic Complex at Jalan P.Ramlee here before departing for Kuala Lumpur.
Abdullah and his wife are expected to arrive in Miri from Kota Kinabalu, where he is scheduled to open the Parti Bersatu Sabah's (PBS) 22nd Congress on Sunday.
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