Construction work to commence soon

Pang (second left) in a group photo after inspecting the condition of the ground cable that was relocated to facilitate the construction process of the footbridge at SMK Bandar Bintulu.


BINTULU: Construction work on the footbridge (pedestrian bridge) at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Bandar Bintulu will commence in the near future as the existing power cables and underground pipes have been identified.

However, due to the complexity of the underground cables and pipes involved, the authorities have no choice but to delay work and revise its design.

“I received an explanation from the Public Works Department (JKR) that it is not a wise approach to move underground cables as this will affect electricity supply to nearby residential areas, not to mention the cost of relocation,” said Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Bintulu branch chairman Johnny Pang.

He said after thorough studies and consultations, JKR decided to review the plans to avoid damaging the cables and underground pipes.

Pang said this after attending a briefing on the footbridge construction project at the school.

Meanwhile, he urged authorities and contractors to expedite ongoing work in the area as the underground cable problem has been resolved.

Meanwhile, project manager Wang Say Kwang assured that the authorities will continue to monitor the progress of the project and advise road users to be careful when construction works commence.