MALACCA: The second phase of the Sungai Melaka conservation and beautification project will be completed by June, further enhancing the river as a tourist product.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said the RM285 million project was a sequel to the success of restoring the “once a lifeless river” into a thriving waterway, following completion of the first phase in 2001.
“The first phase of the project has proven to be a success, which involved cleaning, beautification and upgrading the river system from the Sungai Melaka estuary up to the Hang Jebat bridge.
“The second phase is divided into three packages, where the first would cover a 2.4km waterway from the Hang Jebat bridge to the Tun Razak bridge, followed by 1.2km from the Tun Razak bridge to the Melaka Sentral bridge, and the final package from the Melaka Sentral bridge to the Tidal Control Gate stretching for 1.6km,” he said after a cruise in Sungai Melaka.
He said the second phase would also include the construction of pedestrian walkways, beautification of the riverbanks, water taxi station, pick-up jetty and beautification of the Melaka Sentral bridge.
Read more: 2nd phase of Sg Melaka beautification project to be ready by June – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/2nd-phase-of-sg-melaka-beautification-project-to-be-ready-by-june-1.479295#ixzz2ss7tlGWV