Wednesday, 11 January 2012

瓜拉班尤急需关注// Kuala Penyu needed more government help



The long wait on the completion of the Kuala Penyu new bridge to cross over to the other side of the water is nearly over, but when can this bridge be finally opened is not known.

Sabah DAP leaders visited the new bridge during their walk about visit recently in the Kuala Penyu town saw the construction of the bridge is coming to its final stage, and had spanned across the water to the other bank.


人民等待已久的瓜拉班尤(Kuala Penyu)新桥即将完工,但是不知道该座桥到底什么时候才可以开放使用。

沙巴民主行动党领袖前往瓜拉班尤探访期间,被当地居民带往参观该座新桥,在视察中看到该大桥的建设已进入最后的阶段,已横跨到河的对岸。


在过去许多年以来人民一直都面对过河的问题,并且经常面对频繁发生故障的渡轮。 导致车辆必须转回头前往保佛走另一道较远的路线。 直到今天该艘陈旧的渡轮每天还需运送车辆到对岸, 希望在该座桥完成之前不会再发生故障

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲评论说,其实该座新桥在二十多年前就应该建好,国阵政府为何需要花这么久的时间才来完成呢?  该处的人民面对这么长时间的困境,由谁去赔偿他们的损失呢?  由于交通系统的落后,导致瓜拉班尤的发展受到阻碍和甚至停顿。

邱氏敦促政府必须要给于瓜拉班尤更多的关注,尤其是在其经济发展方面。 政府应采取特别关注于该处的农业发展,如橡胶,棕油,稻田种植等,此外还有渔业的发展。 实际上该处有许多传统的水稻种植地,但是由于缺乏完善的灌溉系统,导致许多良好的稻田被弃置着。 政府应该推动各方面的发展计划,来帮助该区,例如旅游业的发展,将是其中最有效的方法。

图:邱庆洲,爱德华和占米在新桥前摄


The long wait on the completion of the Kuala Penyu new bridge to cross over to the other side of the water is nearly over, but when can this bridge be finally opened is not known.

Sabah DAP leaders visited the new bridge during their walk about visit recently in the Kuala Penyu town saw the construction of the bridge is coming to its final stage, and had spanned across the water to the other bank.

The road users had problems to cross this water in the past many years and had to face the frequent break down of the old ferry. The cars will have to turn back to take a longer route through Beaufort, if the ferry broke down. Until today, the old ferry is struggling to bring cars across the water. Lets hope there wouldn't be another break down before the bridge is finally completed.

The KKMP Hiew King Cheu commented that this new bridge should have been there at least 2 decades ago, why it took the BN government so long to get it done. The people here had suffered for such a long time and who is going to pay for their losses. The progress of the Kuala Penyu town was also hindered, and development slowed down, due to the difficulty of access and road system.

Hiew urged the government to put in further emphasis in up bringing the economy for Kuala Penyu district  which had faced some drawback in its development.The government should take special attention in the agriculture development like rubber, oil palm, padi planting and also on the fishery development in the area. This is used to be a traditional rice prlducing area, but due to no irrigation, the big rice fields havd been abandoned. There are plenty other things to help this poor district, for example, the tourism development would be one easy way to help.


KKMP HIEW KING CHEU

pic: Hiew, Edward and Jamil at the Kuala Penyu new bridge.