Kelantan welcomes the five key development projects in the state announced by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali on 7 March, which are expected to help improve the economy of the local community.
The five approved key projects including the Palekbang Bridge and construction of 150 kilometres stretch of the East Coast Highway 3 (LPT3) from Gemuroh (Terengganu) to Tumpat (Kelantan), as reported by the Malay Mail (https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/03/07/kelantan-to-benefit-from-five-federal-projects-says-azmin/1730105).
Also, other approved projects are the extension and upgrading works of the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Pengkalan Chepa, building a road connecting Pasir Puteh-Machang-Jeli and construction of 123 kilometres of Central Spine Road (CSR).
State Works, Infrastructure and Utility Committee chairman Datuk Azami Mohd Nor said the announcement of the project would provide many benefits to the people of Kelantan.
He said the implementation of the development project at the same time would boost the economy of the locals.
“As we know many projects previously were delayed due to many obstacles and the Federal Government’s intention with the announced approval of these five projects would definitely delight the people.” he said.
Azami believed these projects, such as the Palekbang Bridge project, which will connect Tumpat to Kota Bharu, would indeed bring joy to the people.
“Actually, the state government has a plan to build an elevated route in Pasir Pekan to Wakaf Bharu to avoid congestion.
“But with the construction of the Palekbang Bridge, the people who travelled from Tumpat to Kota Bharu could avoid the problem. We know many civil servants who are frequently commuting between these two districts daily and they would be happier,” he said. — Construction+ Online