Bridge linking Malaysia, Brunei to be built soon: official

Bridge linking Malaysia, Brunei to be built soon: official

Kampong Ayer : Brunei | Apr 12, 2011 at 4:05 AM PDT
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Bridge linking Malaysia, Brunei to be built soon: official

Limbang, Malaysia (ANTARA News/Xinhua) -- Malaysia and Brunei have agreed in principle to build a bridge connecting Sarawak`s Limbang and Temburong across the Pandaruan river in Brunei, a plan that would bring major advantage to commuters from both sides.

Malaysian Works Minister Shaziman Mansor told the press after taking a tour at the Pandaruan pier on Monday, that both Malaysia and Brunei governments have already agreed on the bridge construction and are now finalising the technical terms, such as subcontracts and maintenance.

The construction work, which costs some 25 million ringgit (8.27 million U.S. dollars) would kick off within three to four months and complete in a year, he said.

The Pandaruan river between Limbang and Temburong is less than 100 meters` wide.

But commuters are spending more than five hours to travel across to the other side via ferry, which has a maximum load of 10 for saloon cars and is only available from 6a.m. to 10p.m. daily.

VikaasKhan is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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