State govt fulfils promise to build a bridge for Long Lama folk

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 12: Work on the proposed RM67 million Long Lama bridge across Baram River is virtually completed as scheduled.

Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau told DayakDaily that he might perform the soft launching on April 1, and the public could use this fully state-funded initiative thereafter.

“The grand opening will be carried out by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg sometime next month,” he said.

Work to build the 573-metre bridge started in February 2016, and it will benefit some 37,000 residents of Long Lama. They would be able to drive to Miri City, some 140km away, starting next month.

Currently, Long Lama folk depends on ferry service to cross the Baram River. The ferry service operates from 7am to 9pm daily.

On Oct 25 last year, Assistant Minister of Coastal Road Datuk Julaihi Narawi visited the project site and announced that it was 87.59 per cent completed. — DayakDaily