Long-delayed bridge nears completion


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 28 Apr 2005

KUCHING: The Batang Kayan bridge in Lundu near here is expected to be completed in June – after a four-year delay. 

The RM18.5mil bridge to link Kuching and Lundu, originally set to be finished in December 2001, will make it more convenient for motorists who now cross the Batang Kayan River by ferry. 

Infrastructure Development and Communication Assistant Minister Lee Kim Shin said:  

“The contractor has come up with a very detailed schedule of work to complete the bridge and it seems quite likely that it will be completed slightly ahead of the revised date (June 17). 

“The contractor only needs to complete one more segment, and to close the gaps on the bridge. I think this can be done in two months,” he said during a site visit to the project yesterday. 

He added that the bridge was scheduled to be handed over to the state Public Works Department (PWD), which is supervising the project, on June 30 and to open for use after that.  

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