Reconstruction of 3 flood-damaged bridges set to begin in 2024, says Telang Usan rep

Dato Dennis Ngau

MIRI, Dec 2: Telang Usan assemblyman Dato Dennis Ngau has revealed plans for the reconstruction of three bridges damaged during the massive flood incident in 2021.

Construction works for the bridges in Sungai Paong, Upper Sungai Tutoh, and Long Loteng are expected to commence next year (2024).

Dennis stated that the Public Works Department (JKR) has already estimated the cost of the projects.

“If we had started the construction in 2021 and 2022, the project cost for one bridge was about RM3 million.

“However, due to challenging situations in those years, the planned construction had to be postponed,” he explained to the media after attending the Long Atip Resident’s Association (PPLA) Pre-Christmas dinner 2023 in Miri on Friday.

The allocations for these projects have been approved by the State government.

During the dinner gathering, Dennis announced grants of RM15,000 to PPLA and RM5,000 to Long Atip’s BEM church.

On another note, Dennis provided updates on the construction of the RM25 million Federation of Orang Ulu Associations Malaysia (Forum) Cultural Centre at Jalan Padang Kerbau.

He mentioned that the center is expected to be completed by February next year, with operations anticipated to commence in June 2024.

Originally scheduled for completion in 2023, the Forum cultural centre faced delays due to construction problems, according to Dennis. — DayakDaily