Marudi Bridge project ahead of schedule, to be completed by September

Uggah (centre) during his Marudi Bridge Project site visit. Photo credit: Ukas

by DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, Feb 27: The Marudi Bridge project has achieved a completion rate of 68.4 per cent, surpassing the set target of 56.33 per cent and is expected to be fully completed this September.

In a Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) news report, Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas was content with the development of the project as it is progressing ahead of the original deadline set on June 2025.

“It is expected to be completed in September this year, against its original schedule in June 2025,” said Uggah, adding that Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg had urged the contractors to complete the project in two years.

Uggah, who is also the Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development, commended the contractor for their dedication in utilising machinery and materials for on-site fabrication, in addition to making up for worker shortages by working at night.

“That is how they can make such an achievement,” he said during a meeting with reporters following his inspection of the Marudi Bridge Project today, emphasising its commendable progress.

The remaining tasks of the project, managed by Pekerjaan Piasau Konkerit Sendirian Berhad, are well underway. The 650-meter-long, two-lane bridge is expected to be fully connected by July 2024.

Among those present during the visit were Deputy Minister for Public Health, Housing and Local Government, and Marudi assemblyman Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, Ministry of Infrastructure and Port Development Permanent Secretary Datu Chiew Chee Yau and Deputy Resident of miri Division Juan Ubit were also in attendance. — DayakDaily