KENINGAU: Villagers from Kg. Bandukan and Bingkor, near here, are now able to use the new Bandukan bridge, costing RM8.161 million, as a new route for them as it has been completed last year.
The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, said with the completion of the 82-metre bridge it will bring more economic development to Bingkor, as well as easing the mobility of the surrounding community, especially the school students from Kg. Bandukan.
“Before, it was difficult for the community in this area to sell their produce especially during rainy season because the old bridge were impassable when Bayayo river flooded over,” he said to reporters after officiating the new Bandukan Bridge, here today.
Musa, who is also the state Finance Minister, said the construction of the bridge is also to fulfill the promise made by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
“It is also a need voiced by the people in this area to solve their problems and the government is concerned with their needs, and that is why we (government) have approved the allocation to build this bridge,” he said.
Meanwhile, his deputy, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, who is also Sabah Minister of Infrastructure Development, thanked the state government especially Musa’s leadership for approving the bridge construction.
Pairin, who is also Keningau MP, said without the approval from the state government, the construction of the bridge can never be realized. – SayangSabah