Kuala Tatau bridge project is expected to be completed by October 21, according to the project manager.
Project manager Erne Tiong told The Borneo Post, the project is already ahead of schedule by at least 15 days and they do not anticipate any delay.
According to Tiong, they employed about 200 workers including North Koreans and about 120 working on 725 meters long the Kuala Tatau bridge project.
“Overall, we do not have any problem in the workforce,” Tiong said.
The three-year contract package involved the construction of three bridges at Kuala Tatau, Serupai and Serugit Rivers costing RM215 million, undertaken by a joint-venture between Pekerjaan Piasau Konkerit Sdn Bhd and China Yunnan Road and Bridges Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
The project is part of the 928km Sarawak coastal road ring, an infrastructure project to link coastal areas of Sarawak from Kuching and Miri.
The whole coastal road project slated for completion by the year 2022 to enable motorists a ferry-less drive from Kuching to Bintulu.
It involves the construction of five major bridges – Batang Lupar (RM1 billion), Batang Saribas (RM450 million), Batang Krian (RM133 million), Batang Igan (RM350 million), and Kuala Kemena (RM300 million).
[via The Borneo Post]