JAMESJG.COM highlighted the need to improve or upgrade Jalan Pantai on 9th September 2010. We are thankful to Cr. Ek for his inititative, and to ex-YB Andy Chia, the staff of Miri City Council in getting the road infront of Kampung Api Api to be resurfaced.
This time round, we wish to highlighted the stretch from the Junction to SMK Lutong towards the Old Lutong Airstrip. That stretch needs to be resurfaced too. Proper water inlets need to be constructed to drain off the pool of water during rainy days.
It has been more than a year and maybe the Miri City Council engineering section need more time to view the road. Obviously, there is no fund to resurface this stretch. Despite what the oil men have done, day and night, leaving their families at home to power the oil and gas industries, the least the government can do is to give them a comfortable ride to and from their offices.
Dato Seri Idris Jala once used to drive along this road daily, we are sure he understand how it feels.
Note: The last time you see poles being erected along Jalan Pantai was before GE12. Is that an indicator of GE13 coming very soon :P