Sarawak Metro boosts road safety along Samarahan expressway as KUTS project advances

Sarawak Metro together with ICJV staff distributing safety pamplets and vest to motorists along the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway on May 23, 2024.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 23: Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Metro) has launched a Road Safety Awareness Campaign aimed at fostering better road safety habits, particularly among commuters along the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS) project alignment route, currently under construction.

According to a press release, the campaign commenced with a road safety awareness promotion along the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway, organised in collaboration with ICJV, the contractor for the KUTS project’s Blue Line Package 1. ICJV is a joint venture between Ibraco Construction Sdn Bhd and China Railway Engineering Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd.


The intiative also saw collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Police, Road Transport Department, Public Works Department (JKR) Kota Samarahan, Samarahan Resident’s Office, Kota Samarahan Municipal Council and Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Sarawak.

The campaign’s objective is to heighten public consciousness regarding road safety amidst the ongoing construction of the KUTS project, with a focus on instilling safer practices among motorists, pedestrians, and construction workers involved in the project.

In addition to promoting adherence to traffic regulations, signage, and safety protocols, the primary goal of the campaign is to mitigate traffic accidents in the vicinity of construction zones.

Sarawak Metro chief executive officer Ts Mazli Mustaffa emphasised the paramount importance of safety, particularly traffic safety, especially with construction activities underway.

“We all play an important part in ensuring the safety of road users and it is crucial for everyone to observe the traffic rules and instructions especially near the construction sites at all time,” he said.

During the campaign, road users received goodie bags containing safety pamphlets as well as safety vests. — DayakDaily