KOTA BAHARU, May 6 (Bernama) – The proposed construction of Kota Baharu-Gua Musang highway is among main items to be included in the Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) manifesto for 13th general election.
Kelantan Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has asked him to study the proposal from the technical aspect and cost estimated at RM2 billion.
“I will inform the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) that the project cost is about RM2 billion. The longer we wait, the higher it will cost,” he told reporters after launching Pengkalan Chepa Halal Park near here Sunday.
Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah proposed the construction of Kota Baharu-Gua Musang highway to overcome traffic congestion during festive season and as catalyst to economic growth in Ulu Kelantan.
The seasoned Kelantan politician made the proposal at the opening of ‘Karnival Komuniti 1Malaysia’ by Najib on Friday.
Mustapa said Kelantan Umno supports the proposed construction of the highway as it would provide many benefits to the people and development of the state.
Source : Bernama