SADONG JAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today continued his working visit to Sarawak by visiting the Batang Sadong Bridge project site.
Accompanied by Deputy Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang, he was briefed by Public Works Department, Southern Regional Office regional manager Vincent Tang Chok Khing that the RM211 million project was 91 per cent completed.
Also in the group were Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Nancy Shukri, who is also Batang Sadong member of parliament; state Land Development Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing; Sadong Jaya assemblyman Aidel Lariwoo; and Sebuyau assemblyman Datuk Julaihi Narawi.
The infrastructure would shorten the distance and travelling time for residents, besides easing transport of agricultural produce for farmers in the surrounding area to Kuching.
Construction of the 1.48 kilometre bridge across Batang Sadong River which would be the longest in the state started in July 2012 and scheduled to be completed in August this year.
For the record, the allocation for the bridge was approved personally by Najib during the state election campaign in 2011.
After about 15 minutes at the site, the prime minister left for Kuching before heading to Bintulu to attend a ‘Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat’ event at Dewan Suarah Bintulu. – BERNAMA