All systems go for stalled Tasik Biru projects

Datuk Henry Harry Jinep

By Jacob Achoi

KUCHING, June 25: Construction of all projects in Tasik Biru area have resumed after being suspended due to Movement Control Order (MCO), which was enforced from March 18.

Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said all the projects in the area, like in other areas, have been stopped due to MCO brought about by Covid-19 pandemic.

“I can’t give an exact figure of the progress of each projects (in Tasik Biru constituency).

” Well, of course definitely works have been affected and delayed for certain reasons, but works have resumed now,” he pointed out when contacted today.

Among the projects in the constituency that have started before the MCO are the RM4 million Bau District Office, Tondong Bridge at a cost of RM10. 8 million, the RM5 million Buso bridge and the Tasik Biru pedestrian bridge (a bridge crossing the lake) costing RM1 million.

Sometime in April last year, Henry said the three projects are expected to complete end of this year.

Henry believed that the respective contractors have their own recovery plan to catch up with the completion date.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas was quoted saying yesterday that the state government has no objection to give contractors the extension time to complete the given projects.

He hoped that the implementing agencies like Public Works Department (JKR), Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), Resident and District offices and Local councils to monitor the projects once works resumed.

Uggah, who is State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman also hoped that the contractors would be able to make up for lost time.—DayakDaily