Bai­ley bridges to be re­placed with proper ones soon — Wan Ju­naidi

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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.

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