New junction gives easy access to residents
The residents of Taman Sri Kepayan Phase 6, 7 and 8 now have easy access into their residential area with the completion of a new junction along the Kepayan By-pass. Kepayan assemblyman Datuk Edward Khoo said residents of the housing estate no longer need to make a “U” turn in order to enter the junction into Tanam Sri Kepayan. He said this after visiting the road junction which was completed about three months ago. Khoo who is also Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, said the residents had written to him about their plight. Previously, those who travelled from the city had to make a “U” turn before they could enter the junction to the housing estate.
“After receiving a letter about their problem, I made the proposal to the Public Works Department (PWD) to have a junction built and it was approved,” he said. Meanwhile, 21 low income families from Kepayan constituency yesterday received a special contribution from their assemblyman. The assistance was part of the special State Government allocation given to each assemblyman to assist the needy, including the poor in their respective constituency. Khoo said part of the financial aid had been given to students from poor families to lessen the burden of their parents. “For those who were not present today, we will send the assistance personally to them,” he said.