Tudan Road to be upgraded into a dual carriage way
TUDAN, 8 June – Tudan Road will be upgraded into a dual carriage way at an estimated cost of RM27 million to overcome the problem of bad traffic congestion in the area.
This was disclosed by Assistant Minister of Communications, Datuk Lee Kim Shin after visiting Tudan Policlinic this morning.
According to him, the proposal of the project was submitted for the third rolling of the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) because it was initially rejected for the first rolling.
“This is an important project, which is why we are resubmitting the proposal. The project needs to be carried out to ease the traffic flow in Tudan area which population is increasing,” he told reporters.
Accompanying him during the visit was Public Work Department (PWD) Miri Divisional Engineer, Goh Soon Boon.
“Initially, we submitted the proposal for the first rolling of the 10MP, but it was rejected, so we are resubmitting it for the third rolling,” he explained.
Touching on the cost of the project, he said the estimated amount will cover the construction of the dual carriage road, land compensations for affected land owners as well as relocation of services and amenities.
He added that there will also be a lot of land filling works or earth works involve as Tudan is in a low lying area.
The project will be undertaken by the Public Work Department (PWD), under the Ministry of Work.