KAPIT: The Kapit/Song/Kanowit Road will be completed by 2017 with the announcement of an RM87 million allocation for the construction of the ‘missing link’ of 9.6 kilometres between Nanga Temalat in Song and Nanga Ngemah in Kanowit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He approved the fund when he officiated at the Gawai Ngiling Tikai ceremony to mark the closing of the Gawai Dayak celebration at 23-door Rumah Bengau at Nanga Sut here yesterday.
He added that the government would spend RM700 million to complete the 101 kilometre-road that would link Kapit to Sibu through Kanowit.
At the same function, he announced another RM37 million to build a road from Sungai Banyau to Sungai Mujong.
The project would enable people in Baleh and Pelagus to have direct access to Kapit town.
Najib later also announced that a vocational training school would be built here.