Project to upgrade access road to Limbang delayed

Awang Tengah at the project site. Photo credit: UKAS

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LIMBANG: The project to upgrade the 1.1km access road to Limbang town to two one-way lanes has experienced a delay.

According to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan in a report by the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (UKAS) today, the delay was due to a bank slip failure on the waterfront project.

“Due to the problem, the Limbang District Council has already instructed the Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA) to stop road widening works.

“Both are due to the issue of the transfer of the Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) underground cable,” he said after visiting the project site yesterday (Feb 7).

The project under the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) worth RM15.9 million is expected to be completed in April 2022, facilitating the flow of traffic into Limbang town during peak hours.

Awang Tengah added that he had held discussions with the contractor and made some decisions that were considered the best move at the time.

“We agreed to remove certain areas from the cracked cliffs from the bank slip failure and wait for the relevant parties to resolve the problems that have arisen due to the fallen waterfront,” he explained.

He added that the work related to the transfer of SEB underground cables would be done soon.

Also present were Federal Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Limbang MP Datuk Hasbi Habibollah; Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang; former Limbang Resident Ir Ahmad Denney Ahmad Fauzi; Acting Limbang Resident Sebi Abang; NRDA director Ubaidillah Abdul Latip; and Limbang District Officer Superi Awang Said. — DayakDaily