Igan Bridge project achieves over 1.03 pct progress despite MCO hiccups

Datuk Dr Juanda (front row, third left) with others posing for a photograph at the Ziarah Ukas programme.

IGAN, July 30: The construction of the Igan Bridge project has now achieved more than 1.03 per cent progress from the initial schedule.

In stating this, Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya said this proved that the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) did not impede the smooth running of the project.

He added it was gratifying to note that more than 90 per cent of the project workers were locals.

“This is a very good thing where government projects are enjoyed by the locals and they are also involved to ensure that this project is successful.

“We are very grateful to the Sarawak government for working to ensure that these mega projects are also enjoyed by the people in rural areas,” he told Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) while inspecting the project site on Wednesday (July 28).

Meanwhile, Syarikat Kontraktor Wisma (SKW) project manager Bong Kuet Joon expressed his appreciation to the locals there who helped a lot in facilitating the implementation of the project.

OPUS construction manager Vincent Ndawie said his party did not reduce the manpower in ensuring the project runs smoothly.

Earlier, Juanda had the opportunity to inspect the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (Pick) at the vaccination centre (PPV) of the Igan Sub-District Health Clinic.

A total of 43 recipients comprising foreign workers from Ladang Felcra Berhad Igan, Ladang Igan Jaya and several locals received the first dose of vaccine at the programme.

In a separate programme, Juanda officiated the Ziarah Ukas programme for the Jemoreng area which was held at Masjid Darul Falah, Igan.

In the programme, a mosque and five suraus around Igan received donations in the form of disinfectant liquids of various sizes, face masks and drinking water.

The recipients of donations were Masjid Darul Falah Igan, Surau Kg Baru Dagang Igan, Surau Kg Baru Ismail Igan, Surau Kg Pulau Igan, Surau Kg Tengah Igan and Surau Kg Sekerang Igan.

He also presented 2021 Minor Rural Project (MRP) cheques amounting to RM61,000 to 11 non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Also presented were MRP cheques for the Jemoreng Special Project (federal allocation) totaling RM54,000 to six recipients, namely Kg Tengah Igan Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK); Kg Sekerang Igan JKKK; Surau Ikhtiar Sekerang Igan Committee; Surau Darul Hikmah of Kg Pulau Igan; Surau Kg Dagang Igan and Kg Dagang Igan JKKK. — DayakDaily