Jalan Temple jetty pontoons to be moved to Pulau Babi

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SIBU: The pontoons and ramp at Jalan Temple jetty will be moved to Pulau Babi jetty to make way for the expansion project of Tua Pek Kong Temple.

Project consultant from Kacapuri Architect, Liong Yong Chang, who inspected the site last Tuesday (May 17) said the relocation was done after obtaining approval from the Department of Irrigation And Drainage (DID) and the Sarawak Rivers Board (LSS).

Last Friday (May 13), his team had held a meeting with Bukit Assek assemblyman Chieng Jin Ek and other relevant parties.

“So today (Tuesday), we are seeing three proposed sites and the DID and LSS agreed that two pontoons and a ramp from the Temple Road jetty be moved to Pulau Babi jetty,” he said.

The cost of the relocation would be funded by the management of Tua Pek Kong Temple which was expected to cost about RM100,000, he added.

“The relocation of both is to make room for the expansion project of Tua Pek Kong Temple on the banks of Batang Rejang which will be built at a cost of between RM4 million and RM5 million,” said Liong.

It is understood that the project was previously approved for construction in 2010 but faced some difficulties until Chieng came forward to help.

Also present was Sibu DID division engineer Rudi Abang Zamri.

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