Entrance closure to commercial centre troublesome

Pang (third left) together with Law and a representative of the contractor responsible for the construction of the bridge near Batu 5 Commercial Centre reviewing the situation.

BINTULU: The closing of two entrances to Batu 5 Commercial Centre, Jalan Bintulu-Sibu has caused some inconvenience to shopkeepers when they want to go to their business premises.

This was caused by the construction of an upper bridge near the commercial centre beginning last year.

Many complaints and grievances were voiced by the parties involved to Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Bintulu branch chairman Johnny Pang, who later extended the matter to the Bintulu Public Works Department (JKR) and the contractor in charge in the hope that the construction can be done immediately.

This, he said, was due to the situation affecting the daily activities of the surrounding residents, including road users, when entering the city centre and vice versa.

He hoped that JKR Bintulu would look into the matter and open up one of the entrances for the convenience of the residents in the surrounding area and simultaneously reduce traffic congestion.

In his meeting with the parties involved, Pang said both parties unanimously agreed to expedite the construction work and open the entrance immediately after the construction work was completed.

This was followed by a visit by Pang, together with JKR Bintulu Division Engineer Law Pit Hwa and a contractor representative, to the construction site.

The closure of the entrance to the Mile 5 Commercial Centre affects the daily activities of the surrounding residents and road users.