Lo: JKR will facilitate 4 flyover projects amid MCO

The project at 7th mile, where work has to be stopped temporarily to comply with MCO.

KUCHING, May 3: Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang is certain the state Public Works Department (JKR) will sit down with the contractor to facilitate the progress and completion of the four flyover projects in the MPP area.

This following the suspension of the four projects due to the movement control order (MCO) arising from the Covid-19 outbreak.

“I am sure that JKR will sit down with the contractor to facilitate the progress and completion timeline of the four projects once the MCO is fully uplifted,” Lo, who is also Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman, said when contacted.

The four projects are at 4th mile, 6th mile, 7th mile and 10th mile, which are part of the Pan Borneo Highway packages, where the construction has been suspended since the MCO on March 18.

Lo, after a site visit to the 7th mile project in February, said the four projects, having 43 per cent completion, will be fully completed in August 2021.


Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in his Labour Day message, said almost all economic sectors and business activities will open tomorrow under the conditional movement control order (CMCO), but subject to conditions and tight standard operating procedure (SOP).

However, the state government will not implement it until an in-depth study is made to finalise what to be adopted and whatnot. — DayakDaily