Kapit MP Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi has disclosed proposals for the building of Mara Professional College and a second bridge across Sungai Yong.
He said that relevant authorities are now identifying the site for the college to be next to the proposed bridge. The college should accommodate around 600 students.
Nanta said this during the joint-installation ceremony of new office-bearers of the main body, youth and women wings of Kapit Kwang Tung Association at a restaurant here recently, which was attended by some 200 Cantonese who are members of the association.
The bridge will be a single-lane carriageway, allowing motorists to travel easily between Kapit and Song. On politics, he said the scenario had changed since the May 9 general election last year, when the Pakatan Harapan (PH) took helm of the federal government, following the defeat by Barisan Nasional (BN).
"For us in Sarawak, we are under GPS (Parti Gabungan Sarawak) comprising PBB (Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu) led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, Parti Rakyat Sarawak by (Deputy Chief Minister) Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing, Sarawak United People's Party by Datuk Dr Sim Khui Hian, and Progressive Democratic Party by Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. "We (GPS) are Sarawak-based coalition capable of fulfilling the needs of Sarawakians," he said.
Later, Nanta and Jamit each chipped in RM8,000 as activity fund for the youth and women wing of Kapit Kwang Tung Association.
Nanta also presented RM30,000 for the association to be utilised as incentive awards for members' children who excelled in their studies. Political secretary to chief minister Tapah Ata, Kwang Tung Association chairman Kong Sien Hua, Temenggong Tan Kian Hoo, Pemanca Yong Thu Fook and other local community leaders were among those attending the event.