KUALA KANGSAR – The tender for the construction of the Manong Bridge at a cost of RM43.5 million would be out this June, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.
He said the Public Works Department would go through the tender documents to evaluate the bids.
“We hope this project can be implemented soon for the convenience of residents in the area,” he told a press conference after launching the Dataran Amanjaya Manong project, near here, today.
The Manong Bridge project was approved by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on June 10, last year during the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat by-election campaign.
The building of the bridge across Sungai Perak will connect Kampung Seberang Manong to Manong town.
Zambry said the small town development concept implemented by the state government had gained international recognition including from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) as it could become a catalyst to development.
“We will continue with this concept as the state government’s approach in also redeveloping small towns in Perak in order to spur economic activities for the people,” he said.
Zambry said the development of 15 small towns undertaken by the Perak State Development Corporation had been completed while 10 more were under construction and expected to be ready in a few years. – BERNAMA