Federal governments will build a bridge to serve as a gateway to the vast coastline in Sarawak in a joint venture project.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he had proposed to Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem to work with the state government in building the bridge in Batang Lupar in Sri Aman to open up links to the coastal area.
“Imagine if we can accomplish this, it will open up more opportunities in the coastal areas across the state,” he said in a meet-the-people session at the Dewan Suarah field here. On the the 11th State General Election (PRN) this year, Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib said the construction of the Batang Lupar bridge in Sri Aman would be made part of BN's pledge.
"It will be a manifesto of Sarawak BN to be implemented," he said.
"The financing is done jointly by the federal government and state government, with the federal government contributing 50 per cent and state government, 50 per cent," he said, adding the cost of the project had yet to be determined.
He said the Batang Lupar bridge project was set to boost the economy of villages along the coast of Sarawak.
"We have big plans for Sarawak, not just political rhetorics, we have