The tender for the construction of Batang Lupar bridge will be awarded to the successful contractor next year, says Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusuf, as reported by Borneo Post Online.
The five-kilometre bridge, believed to be the longest in Sarawak, has been approved at an initial cost of RM1 billion, with the cost shared between federal and state governments on a 50–50 basis.
A consultant from the state has been appointed and has carried out an initial study on the project, and a marine risk study will determine the method to be used for its construction.
The project, which links Kampung Triso to Sebuyau, is expected to take slightly longer than normal due to its length and other challenges, such as the strong water current.
There are two options being discussed for the site of the project. The first one is about one kilometre down from the Batang Lupar ferry ramp and would entail the upgrading of a 1.75-kilometre road near Sebuyau and the construction of a 0.47-kilometre road near Triso. — Construction+ Online