Government allocates RM250mil to deepen Sungai Besut estuary 

(Bernama) – The Government has agreed to allocate RM250mil to deepen the Sungai Besut estuary to boost fishing and tourism industries here.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had approved the allocation Monday, expected to be implemented early next year.

“The Prime Minister had agreed to the project to deepen the estuary of Sungai Besut, which had long been requested, at a cost of RM250mil to facilitate fishermen and tourists,” he said after performing the ground breaking for the construction of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Alor Peroi here Tuesday.

He said the allocation was a long-term initiative, and RM50,000 would be initially allocated to appoint consultants to do a detailed study before the project was implemented in six months time.

Muhyiddin also said the Government had planned to build SMK Alor Peroi, which would have 30 classrooms, at a cost of RM28mil.

He said the project was expected to be implemented in August.