Yesterday afternoon, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Korea made a visit to the Temburong Bridge Project site in Kota Batu. His Excellency was accompanied by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Apong, Minister of Home Affairs as Minister-in-Attendance.

Upon arrival, His Excellency was welcomed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi Bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development. The Minister of Development in his welcoming address appreciates the efforts of the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Korea’s government, specifically the Daelim Industrial Limited-Swee Sendirian Berhad that manages relation with local contractors and at the same time, open up job opportunities to the locals. Yang Berhormat also explained that local companies will also have the opportunity to increase their income through the project.

Meanwhile, Awang Haji Amer Hishamudin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Zakaria, Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure, Housing and Professional at the Ministry of Development in a short briefing said the project that begins from Jalan Kota Batu in Brunei Muara district is built across the Brunei Bay that connects to Jalan Labu in Temburong District, and it is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The Temburong Bridge project is the largest national project under the 10th National Development Plan that will connect Brunei Muara District and Temburong District. The 26 point 3-kilometre bridge is seen as a transformation in facilitating the country’s development. Also present were Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development and Doctor Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abd Razak, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development.

Source: Radio Television Brunei