Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had announced a RM400 million allocation to build a 33km road from Sibu to Kapit, as well as a bridge connecting Kanowit to Song.

The project is expected to be completed within two years.

Aside from that, Najib also announced humanitarian payments of RM1,000 to each of the victims of the Belaga boat crash with families of those who died due to the tragedy receiving RM5,000.

He said the funds will come from the National Security Council as well as the Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia.

Also awarded were three men who rescued more than 100 people from the Sungai Rajang incident, as they were promised RM3,000 each as a reward for their heroism.

Source: NST