KUCHING, May 21 2012 (Bernama) -- The federal government has allocated RM166,018,540 this year to carry out 20 road projects in Sarawak, State Infrastructure Development and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin said today.
He said five of the projects had been completed while the rest were under various stages of implementation.
Some RM37,814,550 of the allocation had been spent, he said when winding up debate on allocations for his ministry at the State Assembly.
The proposed Sungai Pandaruan Bridge linking Limbang district and Brunei's territory of Temburong, which cost RM20.8 million, was among the ongoing projects this year and was expected to be completed by Aug 14 next year.
"The cost of the bridge (project) would be shared by both governments (of Malaysia and Brunei)," he said.
Manyin said that for last year, Sarawak received a federal allocation of RM242,159,485 to implement 44 road projects.
Some RM241,299,710 of the allocation had been spent, whereby 26 projects had been completed with the remaining still under implementation, he said.
Under the National Key Results Area (NKRA) for rural basic infrastructure, he said, the state had received RM100 million from the federal government and RM95 million of it had been spent.