26th April 2009 - Snowdan Lawan made An announcement on the Construction of the bridge Crossing Batang Seterap. What happened to the Project ?
On 26 April 2009 during the closing of Pesta Tapah Pantu, Snowdan Lawan the Assemblyman for N25 Balai Ringin made an announcement to The 10,000 people of Pantu that a long-awaited bridge over Batang Seterap, which would connect Pantu to several villages across the river, is expected to be built this year.
The said assemblyman was reported saying that the allocation of RM19.5 million had been approved :-
“For the people of Pantu, after waiting so long since the bridge project was proposed, discussed and raised at the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) sitting, I am pleased to announce that the government, out of its concern and commitment towards rural infrastructure development, has approved the project.The tender for the project should be open in the middle of this year and the bridge is expected to be completed next year,” he said.
But today, after more than 7 month the announcement was made, my personal visit to Pengkalan Pantu, I did not see that the construction is going to start within this year or near future. What happened to the project? Was it just a rethoric to merrier the closing ceremony of Pesta Tapah ?
Snowdan Lawan need to explain to the 10,000 people of pantu or risk losing their supports.
"Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban"