Drawbridge to open for test run from June 2 to 17

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Mohd Redzuan (second from left) on a site visit to the drawbridge that is 99% completed.

KUALA TERENGGANU: The public can start using the drawbridge connecting Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus from June 2 to 17 as part of a test run on its operating system.

State secretary Datuk A Rahman Yahya said the drawbridge, first in Southeast Asia, would then be closed again to improve its operational system and expected to be fully open by the end of June.

“We will open the bridge for testing and also for the people to use it during Hari Raya, then we will review every aspect and expect it to be fully open in late June.

“Currently the bridge is 99% completed. The other one per cent is the finishing work such as the installation of road signs,” he said after the Terengganu state action council (MTN) meeting at Wisma Darul Iman here.

The meeting was chaired by Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.

The RM248mil drawbridge is the fourth bridge connecting Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus, on top of the three existing bridges, namely Sultan Mahmud Bridge, Pulau Rusa Bridge and Pulau Sekati Bridge.

The construction of the drawbridge, yet to be named, started in August 2014 and it can be lifted for ships to pass through. – Bernama

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