Rabu, Disember 30, 2009


The Terengganu government will build two new bridges next year, with an allocation of RM400 million, to tackle the congestion problems on the Sultan Mahmud Bridge here.

State Infrastructure Development and Public Amenities Committee chairman Yahya Khatib Mohamad said one of the bridges would be built across the Terengganu River which would connect Kampung Teluk Pasu-Pulau Sekati-Muzium in Losong.

"The other one will be built across Nerus River near here, which will connect Kampung Jeram and Kampung Jeram Tokong.

"Each bridge will be approximately 1.5 kilometres long and will cost about RM200 million," he told reporters after attending the state executive council weekly meeting here Wednesday.

At present, Yahya said the state government was in the midst of appointing the consultant for the project, while the parallel configuration works were running smoothly.

Both bridges would be built with four traffic lanes and are expected to be completed in three years, he added.