BAGAN DATUK: The 1.5 km-long Bagan Datuk Bridge across the Perak River, linking Bagan Datuk and Kampung Sejagop in the Pasir Salak parliamentary constituency opens Thursday (June 1).
The bridge was launched symbolically with the flagging-off of a cycling team and a group of bikers on high-powered motorcycles to their destinations by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at 9.40am Thursday.
According to Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Rural and Regional Development Minister, the bridge will boost economic development in the Pasir Salak and Bagan Datuk parliamentary constituencies.
Earlier, Ahmad Zahid launched a new route for the Ekspres MARA Liner Sdn Bhd stage bus service in Bagan Datuk. It was held at the Tuminah Hamidi Mosque grounds here.
Meanwhile, Public Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, during a visit to the bridge site, said the construction of the Bagan Datuk Bridge, in the Hilir Perak district, would shorten the traveling time for residents in the area. - Bernama