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BINTULU, Aug 13: The construction of the new Bintulu administrative building, which is now 30.8 per cent completed, is facing a slight delay due to labour shortage.
State Secretary Dato Sri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki was informed of this development following his visit here to inspect several development projects including the Bintulu-Jepak Bridge on Friday.
According to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today, the contractor has been instructed to resolve the problem by increasing the manpower to ensure that the new Bintulu administrative building can be completed on schedule by November 2023.
As for the Bintulu-Jepak Bridge project, construction is ongoing and it is also expected to be completed in November 2023 which will be supervised by the Coastal Second Trunk Road Unit.
When this project is completed, the distance from Bintulu city to the airport will be cut short to 10km from 25km at present, which in turn will bring rapid development to Jepak and the coastal areas of the division.
Later, Abu Bakar proceeded to Sebauh District where he was briefed on the development in the area by Sebauh District Officer William Manggoi and also inspected the progress of the Sebauh Bridge project which is scheduled to be completed also in November 2023.
He also received updates on Sebauh Stadium, mosques and churches projects where constructions are progressing according to schedule.
Bintulu Division Resident Datu Jack Aman Luat, Bintulu District officer Mohammad Dino Amid, Public Works Department (JKR) Kuching southern regional manager Meehan Jorai, JKR Bintulu northern regional manager Teo Nguong Leong and Bintulu Divisional engineer Ir Lau Pit Hwa were among those present. — DayakDaily