KRC: Two-lane road to be built from Pokok Sena to Padang Terap

13/05/2022 12:59 AM

ALOR SETAR, May 12 (Bernama) -- A two-lane road from Pokok Sena to Padang Terap will be built to complete the Kedah Rubber City (KRC) project that is set to be the catalyst for development in Kedah.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said the RM600 million project had basically been agreed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to be expedited in the third rolling plan of the 12th Malaysian Plan.

“We (the state government) have already sent a letter to the Prime Minister’s Department and the Works Ministry (KKR) on the first week of Ramadan, and the cost was based on the previous evaluation of the KKR itself.

“I have not received an answer yet but basically it was agreed by the Prime Minister during the KRC launch in February,” he told reporters after the Menteri Besar Townhall Programme with students at Dewan Sri Mentaloon here today.

Muhammad Sanusi is confident that approval for the project wouldn’t take long as he had also sought the help of Minister of Rural Development Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, who is also the Padang Terap Member of Parliament, to take follow-up action so that the project would be made a priority by the Federal government.

On Feb 7, the Prime Minister launched the KRC project, which has the potential to be a catalyst for the country’s socio-economic transformation.

The KRC will be the first eco-friendly rubber industrial park in Malaysia which is expected to be able to sustain the current growth of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) and Kedah particularly.

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