JKR Sarawak urged to either repair or demolish dilapidated Jln Tun Jugah bridge

Yap (right) with SUPP members examining the dilapidated pedestrian bridge at Jalan Tun Jugah.

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KUCHING, Jan 21: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) public complaints bureau is urging the Sarawak Public Works Department (JKR) to check on the dilapidated pedestrian bridge located at Jalan Tun Jugah.

Bureau chief Wilfred Yap noted the bridge in front of Gala City Development is in a dilapidated condition, and hence, he asked JKR Sarawak to consider either to repair or demolish it.

Residents in the area have informed Yap that the bridge used to serve as a crossing for SJK Stampin school students.


However, the school has since been relocated to the back area of Gala City Development.

“Members of the public staying around this area are concerned about the bridge and they’ve communicated it to us. We made an inspection and saw that it is not only neglected but in a state of disrepair.

“I would like to request JKR Sarawak to either repair, maintain and enhance the security through installation of CCTVs, or demolish it,” according to Yap in a statement today.

He revealed he had also been given to understand that the structure of the bridge was compromised after an accident a few years ago where it was knocked by a trailer carrying heavy construction equipment.

Yap also shared his concerns that the under-utilised bridge has become a hot spot for undesirable activities at night.

As Chinese New Year is approaching, Yap who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa chairman wished all Sarawakians a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year.

“As we celebrate this coming Chinese New Year, let us all “anak Sarawak” not forget that it is still very crucial and important for us to be united under a common objective for the restoration of Sarawak’s rights and interests under Malaysia Agreement 1963 and not to be influenced by Malaya-based Pakatan Harapan which has a tendency to make empty promises and U-turns,” he asserted.

Meanwhile, members of the public who require assistance on any issues may contact the bureau at 016-7797688 or 082-246999. — DayakDaily