Bintulu-Jepak Bridge: Completion rate at 74.18 pct as of Feb 2024

Richard (front row, eleventh left) and others pose for a group photo during their visit to the Bintulu-Jepak Bridge. Photo credit: Jabatan Kerja Raya Sarawak/Facebook

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 15: Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak director Datu Richard Tajan and his entourage paid a site visit to the Bintulu-Jepak Bridge in Bintulu, which, as of February 2024, the completion rate has reached 74.18 per cent.

According to a video posted on JKR Sarawak’s Facebook page, the bridge will provide a shorter route (6.4km shorter) from Bintulu airport to Bintulu town, compared to the current distance of approximately 22km.

The Bintulu-Jepak Bridge is expected to accelerate development in the Jepak area, benefiting the approximately 250,000-person local population and serving as a catalyst for investment in Tanjung Kidurong and Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP).

The bridge will also enhance the socio-economic conditions of the people of Bintulu.

Meanwhile, another Facebook post stated that the purpose of the JKR Sarawak director’s visit was to monitor the progress of the construction project for the 1.2km Bintulu-Jepak Bridge, which is a cable-stayed bridge, as well as the 3.5km road across Kuala Kemena that was designed to JKR U5 standards.

The post read, “The Bintulu-Jepak Bridge’s construction scope includes four lanes (two-way) and a flyover connecting Jalan Ahmad Zaidi/Jalan Tun Razak/Jalan Abang Galau.”

It went on to say that Richard and his entourage were briefed by the contractor’s representative on the project’s current status and were able to witness the installation of the last stay cable at the Bintulu-Jepak Bridge’s East Tower. — DayakDaily