Uggah (third left) inspects the damage to the bridge.

KUCHING: The Betong Public Works Department (JKR) will be repairing the collapsed bridge at Ulu Rimbas Asal, Betong today.

The bridge which was destroyed by a flood yesterday morning has cut off road access to Rh Benjamin Liang, a nineteen-door longhouse.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this when visiting the area yesterday.

Joining him were political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu and Betong JKR engineer Chiresly Francis Kureng.

The front portion of the eight-year-old bridge collapsed into the river due to bank erosion.

Uggah, who is also Bukit Saban assemblyman, met the longhouse chief Tuai Rumah Benjamin and assured him of the government’s immediate attention to the problem faced.