KUCHING: A road junction will be rebuilt immediately at Lorong 18, Jalan Salim in Sibu following the closure of two road junctions to make way for a new pipe installation project nearby.
The Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) said after discussions with the contractor, the rebuilding of the junction started yesterday (Nov 20) and is expected to be completed on Thursday (Nov 25).
“JBALB Sarawak is aware of and fully understands the difficulties and hardship of residents of Jalan Salim Lorong 18 due to closure of the two road junctions due to the pipe installation.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the installation work of the new pipeline concerned. We always take concern on every complaint, especially those involving the public interest and welfare,” it said.
The new pipe is part of the Kanowit Phase 2 project of installing a 1,000-mm diameter pipeline from Salim Water Treatment Plant, Sibu Water Board to Jalan Salim Intersection, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce currently under construction.
JBALB was responding to a Nov 19 statement by Dudong potential election candidate, Wong Ching Yong. Wong had contacted its Sibu regional manager, Afiza Morshidi, after receiving a complaint from residents living in Jalan Salim 18 that the road from Jalan Salim to Jalan Salim Lane 18 was demolished to make way for a pipe project.
The residents informed Wong that whilst they warmly welcomed JBALB installing bigger underground water pipes, they were hopeful that the contractor of this project would be considerate enough to construct another connecting road from Jalan Salim to Lane 18 Jalan Salim.