Litterbugs spoiling bridge’s beauty

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By Siti Nurain Ratani

KUCHING: Indiscriminate littering is ruining the beauty of a state icon — the Satok suspension bridge.

“It is quite sad…when a (newly built and) clean bridge is littered with rubbish from irresponsible people,” said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

The new Satok suspension bridge across Sungai Sarawak was completed last August, and people have been flocking to the structure for walks or just to take in the sight.

“However, the lack of cleanliness is sure to annoy visitors.

“The public needs to be more responsible…keep the bridge and don’t throw rubbish everywhere.

“(Local authority) Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) has placed rubbish bins on the bridge.

“If the bins are full, please bring back your rubbish to be disposed of properly.”

He was speaking to the media after officiating at the handover of a Rural Transformation Project — a futsal court — at Kampung Pasir Panjang yesterday.

He said the bridge was still under the administration and management of the Public Works Department and would be handed over to DBKU in early 2022.

“However, DBKU will always help in terms of the cleanliness of the bridge,” and Dr Abdul Rahman urged the public not to vandalise the bridge.

“The cost to build the bridge is high and funded by the state government.

“Therefore, I would like to remind the public to take care of its cleanliness and I hope that things like this will not happen again. Together we take care of the beauty of this iconic bridge.”

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