Road construction project from Sibu Jaya to Kong Yit Khim Road nears completion at 80.12 pct

The Sibu Jaya to Kong Yit Khim Road project is nearing completion. Photo credit: JKR Sarawak

SIBU, April 2: Progress on the road construction project from Sibu Jaya to Kong Yit Khim Road continues to advance, with completion now at 80.12 per cent.

Earlier, Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg disclosed that the project, which was initially postponed, is now slated for completion by the end of 2024.

According to the Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak’s post on March 28, the project encompasses a 6.75km dual carriageway road built according to JKR R5 Standard alongside two river crossings over Salim river and Belalang river.

“The 6.75km-long road, costing RM95.6 million, will reduce travelling time by 20 minutes between Sibujaya and Sibu town centre,” said Abang Johari when met by the media during his visit to Public Health, Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Datuk Michael Tiang’s house for Chinese New Year.

During a site visit to the project back in Sept 2023, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Sarawak Datuk Aidel Lariwoo said that the postponement of the project was due to the minor issues at Section 6 of Sibujaya, which involved some settlements in the area.

As for the road construction project, the provisions of road furniture, markings, drainage are underway while street lighting will be installed once the project is completed. — DayakDaily