Satok rep: Sg Bintangor Bridge project to see revised timeline, completion expected by end of 2025

Ibrahim (in light blue baju melayu) and Uggah having a conversation at the DUN N8 Satok Aidilfitri Open House, held today (April 11, 2024) at the Hikmah Exchange Event Centre in Kuching.

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, April 11: Satok assemblyman Dato Ibrahim Baki has highlighted that the Sungai Bintangor Bridge on Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abol here is projected to be completed by the end of next year.

Ibrahim went on to say that there was a recent meeting held to discuss the Sungai Bintangor Bridge project, which involved the relevant parties such as the Public Works Department (JKR) and the contractor.

Additionally, he mentioned that there will be revisions and updates to the timeline for completing the bridge.

“The bridge’s construction was halted due to Covid-19. But, God willing, the road will hopefully be fully open before Raya next year,” Ibrahim told reporters when met at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House, which he and his wife, Datin Noor Akmar Hamdan, hosted today at the Hikmah Exchange Event Centre on Jalan Haji Taha here.

The new Sungai Bintangor Bridge is expected to help reduce traffic congestion in the city by providing drivers with an alternative route, as well as bringing socioeconomic benefits to locals and serving as a major landmark in the Satok area.

Regarding this year’s DUN N8 Satok Aidilfitri Open House at the Hikmah Exchange Event Centre, the Satok assemblyman highlighted the significant turnout of thousands of attendees, including those from rural areas.

“This year, we chose to host the open house at the Hikmah Exchange Event Centre due to its convenient location in the city area and its presence in my Satok state constituency.

“The parking space here is spacious and easily accessible, making it convenient for families, friends, and the public to locate the venue. The Hikmah Exchange building has become an iconic landmark in the city of Kuching. It stands as the tallest structure in Kuching.

“As you can see, the atmosphere today is extremely lively. Thousands of people attended, including those from rural areas who arrived by bus. Even the Orang Ulu community came,” Ibrahim added.

Thousands of people attended the event on the second day of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
Various performances took place at the DUN N8 Satok Aidilfitri Open House.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is set to attend the DUN N8 Satok Aidilfitri Open House at the Hikmah Exchange Event Centre later today.

The event was attended by various dignitaries and officials, including Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and his wife, Datin Amar Doreen Mayang; Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian and his wife, Datin Sri Enn Ong; federal Minister of Works Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi and his wife, Datin Sri Angelina Ujang; Public Health, Housing, and Local Government (MPHLG) Sarawak Deputy Minister Michael Tiang Ming Tee; Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap; Batu Kitang assemblyman Dato Lo Khere Chiang; and Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Tan Kai. — DayakDaily

Ibrahim (fifth right), flanked by Dr Sim (third left) and other dignitaries and officials at the DUN N8 Satok Aidilfitri Open House.