Thursday, 27 September 2018, Kuching: The three-day Jelajah FT Roadpedia will kick off this Saturday with the entourage comprising of senior management staff of LBU and officials from Works Ministry Malaysia (KKR), Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Transportation (MIDT) Sarawak, State Public Works Department (JKRS) and media personnel. The first leg will be site visits to Telok Melano-Sematan (WPC01) and Sematan-Sungai Moyan (WPC02).
While at WPC01, the entourage can expect to see the Telok Melano-Sematan stretch which is currently focused on asphalt laying. They can also see for themselves the progress of guardrails and street lighting poles installation. This stretch is expected to be completed by early next year.
Enroute back to Kuching before the end of the day, the entourage will pass through Sematan-Sungai Moyan stretch (WPC02). While passing through this stretch, the entourage can see the on-going construction works of Bau and Lundu Interchanges.
Other than the two interchanges, there are four other interchanges to be constructed under WPC02 i.e. Mile 4 ½, Mile 6, Mile 7 and Mile 10 where traffic along this Kuching Serian road is known to be one of the busiest.
On the second day, Works Minister Baru Bian who is also joining the road trip, will officially do a flag-off ceremony before the entourage starts the journey from Kuching all the way to Sibu, covering WPC02 to Bintangor Junction-Julau Junction and Sibu Airport-Sungai Kua Bridge (WPC07).
Before ending the day in Sibu, the entourage will make a pit stop at Batang Rajang Bridge which is also popularly called Durin Bridge which is longest bridge at 1.708km to be constructed in the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project.
The Ministry officials will also hear briefings on Traffic Management and our Integrated Project Management System (IPMS).
On the final day, the entourage will continue their road trip all the way to Miri where they will stop by SK Sungai Buloh for a ground-breaking ceremony.
The main contractor for Sungai Kua Bridge-Sungai Arip Bridge (WPC08), Musyati-Mudajaya JV Sdn Bhd has undertaken to rebuild this dilapidated school as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
Other than the company, main contractors for the other 10 works packages have also taken up a dilapidated school each to rebuild in their respective construction stretch.
Immediately after the ground breaking, the entourage will proceed with their road trip where they will stop by along the way to look at the progress of Nyabau Interchange which had just completed its beam launch early this month.
Once completed, the Nyabau Interchange will ease the traffic from Sibu to Miri and vice versa. While at the interchange, the entourage will also make short visit to the nearby Nyabau casting yard.
The last lap of the visit will be at Sungai Tangap-Pujut Link Road (WPC11) before the entourage adjourns for a closing dinner at a leading hotel in Miri.