Groundbreaking ceremony postponed

Infrastructure and Ports Development Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi (left) with the ministry’s permanent secretary Datuk Safri Zainudin (right) talking about the proposed Batang Lupar Bridge while Samarahan Division Resident Ibrahim Lumpu (centre) looks on. Photo: Ramidi Subari

SEBUYAU: The groundbreaking ceremony of the Batang Lupar Bridge, scheduled for this coming Thursday (Feb 18), will be postponed to a later date.

Sarawak Public Works Department (JKR) said the decision to postpone the ceremony was made in light of the Covid-19 situation in the state.

“The postponement was an early step to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

“Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted,” it said in a statement today.

The ceremony was initially set to happen at the project site on Thursday and will be launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.