KUCHING: Construction work on the Igan bridge has be progressing well and was not dampened due to the movement control order (MCO), said Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya.
He said currently, the project was slightly ahead of schedule and would benefit the local dwellers and road users.
Juanda said the project also contributed to the local economy as 90 percent of the workers were locals.
“This is a very good thing where government projects benefitting the locals and they are also involved to ensure that this project is successfully implemented.
“We are very grateful to the Sarawak government for working to ensure that these mega projects are being implemented,” he told Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) when visiting the project site recently.
Earlier, Juanda also visited Igan sub-district health clinic vaccination centre (PPV) to monitor the progress of the vaccine rollout under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP).
A total of 43 vaccine recipients comprising foreign workers from Ladang Felcra Berhad Igan, Ladang Igan Jaya and several locals received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine during the programme.
In a separate programme, Juanda officiated at a Jemoreng-level Ziarah Ukas programme which was held at Masjid Darul Falah, Igan.
During the programme, he presented donations in the form of disinfectant liquid, face masks and drinking water to a mosque and five surau.
He also presented grants worth RM61,000 to 11 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) along with federal funds worth RM54,000 to six recipients.