Wednesday, February 05, 2014

10,000 expected at Baram Regatta

MIRI: More than 10,000 people are expected to throng Marudi town during the Baram Regatta from Aug 22 to 23 this year.

Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said this is because the Miri-Marudi road had been upgraded, thus enabling more people to come to the regatta.

The road was upgraded by the Royal Army Engineers Regiment through the ‘Jiwa Murni’ programme.

“We are glad that the construction of the road has made it a lot easier for the people to travel to Marudi and vice-versa,” he said.

When asked if the delay in the construction of the bridge at Sungai Arang to replace the ferry there would affect the number of people visiting the regatta, Ngau said it would not pose a problem.

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