Bailey bridges to be replaced with proper ones soon — Wan Junaidi
LUNDU: Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said all the six bailey bridges along the Lundu-Matang road will be replaced with proper bridges soon.
Speaking at a press conference at Lundu Community Hall yesterday, he said the move is another effort by the government to improve the Lundu- Matang road, after the Batang Rambungan bridge project which will start soon.
On October last year, three bridge projects costing RM550 million were approved after Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof made an appeal to the Economic Planning Unit ( EPU) under the Prime Minister’s Department.
One of the bridges is the Batang Rambungan bridge.
He further said once the Batang Rambungan bridge is completed and the bailey bridges replaced, the drive along the Lundu-Matang road will be more comfortable.
Currently bailey bridges along the Lundu-Matang road are one-lane carriageway and road users have to use the ferry to cross the Batang Rambungan river, slowing down travelling time.
Sometimes, waiting to cross the Batang Rambungan river by ferry could take up to one hour.
Wan Junaidi explained that the reason for the government to upgrade the Lundu-Matang road is to encourage tourism to the area.
“The late Tok Nan ( Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem) had always wanted Lundu to be a tourism area. We are fulfilling his wishes and vision for the area for which he was its assemblyman,” he added.
He also said Adenan had wanted the area to be an education and training hub.