KUCHING, December 12 – Factors regarding the width and depth of Sarawak’s rivers are one of the reasons it takes longer to build bridges in the state, said Senior Public Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
According to him, it usually takes about three to five years to build a bridge depending on these two factors, in addition to other difficulties.
“We know that Sarawak’s bridges are not built over small rivers but over large rivers, so the period of three to five years is normal for the construction of such infrastructure,” he told reporters after speaking. presented the Kenyalang Sepak Takraw League awards at the Sarawak Sports Corporation Hall in Petra Jaya, near here, today.
Apart from that, he said, the decision by the Pakatan Harapan government to cancel the bridge projects that had been planned, namely the Batang Igan, Rambungan and Batang Lupar bridges, also contributed to the delays. , resulting in the need to take projects. completed and continued by the Sarawak State government.
“What is important to me is the commitment at the state government level, under the leadership of the Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS), to continue these projects because we know how important road links are. to connect every part of the state, ”said Party Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) senior vice president.
MP Petra Jaya said land roads connecting cities to rural areas as well as opening up new areas would provide facilities not only in terms of travel, but also contribute to the socio-economic development of the inhabitants. – Bernama