Bintulu new administration building expected to be completed by June 2022

Jaul visiting the construction site of the Bintulu new administration building yesterday. Photo Credit: Ukas

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KUCHING, Sept 2: The new Bintulu administration building project that cost RM117,916,161.60 is expected to be completed by June 2022.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion said the construction project had been delayed.

During the visit (Sept 1) to the construction site, he said the construction progress is currently at 23.88 per cent, and it was delayed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) implementation, including the soil factor and lack of building materials.

Earlier on, Datuk Amar Jaul Samion visited the Kemena Bridge construction site and was briefed by the contractor regarding construction progress.

The bridge project, which costs RM89,779,694.48, was also delayed due to weather factors, land issues and MCO implementation.

The construction of the bridge involved a two-lane with R3 standard, stretching about 2.306 kilometers, including a 729 meter bridge crossing the Batang Kemena.

Previously, Datuk Amar Jaul also visited Bintulu-Jepak Bridge construction site to monitor the construction progress.

The project, which started its construction in April 2019, with the cost of RM466,679,497, is expected to be completed in April 2023.

He explained it was delayed due to MCO implementation and to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government following the Covid-19 outbreak.

The project involved a construction of 3.5 kilometer R5 standard road, including the 1.2 kilometer bridge.

Upon completion, the Bintulu-Jepak bridge will shorten the travel distance from Bintulu Airport towards Bintulu city, and at the same time would bring development into Jepak.

Apart from that, it will become a connecting road between the Metadang Industrial Park and Mukah Smart City. – DayakDaily