DAP man: Nothing proud about opening one lane at 7th Mile flyover before Gawai

Michael Kong

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 29: The announcement that at least one lane at the 7th Mile flyover will be open before Gawai is nothing to be proud of, says Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (DAPSY) Kuching chief Michael Kong.

He said the entire flyover was initially scheduled to be completed in October 2020 but was delayed repeatedly to June 2021, April 2022, and then June 2022.

Kong urged the Sarawak government to get the long-awaited flyovers done with proper lighting as soon as possible, which is the wish of the people, especially nearby residents.

“We are approaching the month of June. So naturally, the first thing on many people’s minds would be the Gawai festival or this year’s long weekend.

“However, for myself and many people residing in 7th Mile and beyond, June is the month that the flyovers ought to be completed entirely,” he said in a social media post today.

Unfinished construction of the 7th Mile flyover. Photo courtesy of Michael Kong Feng Nian.

On Monday (May 23), Senior Minister of Works Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof announced that at least one lane would be opened at the 7th Mile flyover before Gawai and one lane at the 6th Mile flyover by the end of June.

Yesterday (May 28), Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap also posted on social media that he and Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang had gone to the ground to monitor the construction progress of the 7th Mile flyover to ensure the opening of at least one lane soonest to ease traffic congestion. — DayakDaily

Yap (second left) and Lo (second right) at the construction site of the 7th Mile flyover. Photo courtesy of Wilfred Yap.