The state government welcomes allocations for new roads in the Sarawak as announced yesterday by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak under the six National Key Result Areas (NKRA) to attain the Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said Najib, when unveiling the targets of the NKRA, announced the allocation of RM4 billion to build 1,500km of roads in Sabah and Sarawak.

“Priority of the allocation will be given to the development of infrastructure in rural areas, particularly village roads, longhouses and schools across the state,” he told reporters at the Islam Information Centre here Tuesday.

Earlier, he accompanied the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir and the Pahang Tengku Besar, Tengku Kamil Ismail Tengku Idris Shah, to the centre.

Jabu who is also the state Infrastructure Development and Communication Minister, said the premier’s announcement clearly showed the federal government was attuned to the problems faced by the people in Sabah and Sarawak, especially those in the rural areas. — BERNAMA