Works Ministry to support proposal for sky bridge along Jln Serian-Tebedu

Fadillah (top) addressing to questions from Riot in the Parliament.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Aug 11: The Works Ministry will support the proposal for a ‘Sky Bridge’ or ‘Hanging Bridge’ at Bukit Paren Binong, Jalan Serian-Tebedu in 12th Malaysia Plan as it could become a tourist attraction.

Its minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof at Dewan Rakyat today said that according to information obtained from the Public Works Department (PWD) Sarawak, the cost to upgrade the entire area would involve some RM20 billion.

“I agree that the roads in the area are quite interesting due to the terrain. I will bring the application to the central agency especially the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) to be included in the 12MP.

“We will conduct a look into it and to appoint a consultant or PWD to conduct a study in this area,” he said.

“As such, MP Serian’s intention to focus on the Sky Bridge may be something good for tourist attractions in the area,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, in response to Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem (GPS-Serian) at the Dewan Rakyat today, Fadillah noted that there were landslide incidents in seven locations along the FT21 Jalan Serian-Tebedu.

“As such, the slope areas are in the process of being repaired by a concession company based on work instructions at a cost of RM5.018 million.”
He also revealed that the Jalan Serian-Tebedu was an FT1 federal road according to data from the Road Traffic Volume Malaysia (RTVM) for the year 2019 indicating that the road was at ‘Level of Service A’.—DayakDaily