Thursday, 28 February 2013

Very slow progress on Kingfisher Park Bridge // 翠鸟园大桥兴建进度缓慢




翠鸟园大桥的建设工作非常缓慢,似乎还需要更多的时间才可以竣工启用。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲在进行走访拜年期间,接到许多该处马路使用者的投诉和抱怨有关翠鸟园新桥的问题。 由于现有的桥是非常狭窄,导致经常面对严重堵车。 政府虽然开始兴建另一座新桥,但是其建设的工作一直都在拖延,现在已进入第四年仍然还无法竣工。 之前已有一段长时间的停工,这是由于新桥梁地基打桩工作影响旧桥的地基。 旧桥地基修补后,然后新桥的打桩工作才能完成。 新桥的建设工作也已恢复,但是进度非常缓慢。



The construction work on the Kingfisher Park Bridge is very slow and it seems that the work will need another one year or so before it can be finally ready for use.

The KK MP Hiew King Cheu was approached by the road users here during his CNY walkabout complaining to him about the difficulties that they faced crossing the narrow bridge during the long traffic jam. The bridge construction suffered a long delay in the construction work and now is entering into in its fourth year. There was a long stop work due to the foundation of the existing bridge being affected by the new bridge piling work. Later there were remedial works being carried out on the old foundation before new piling work can proceed. The construction work on the new bridge has resumed work, but it is rather slow in progress.


MP Hiew views this is unacceptable, and this reflected the inefficiency of the BN Government. They can’t even execute a simple job of putting a bridge across the river to help to solve the traffic jam. What else they can do? The bridge work should be speeded up and there should be more workers deployed to work on the bridge for longer hours. The early completion means less pain for the people living in Kingfisher Park, and this will also help the Likas Hospital too.

To add insult to the people, the BN government had even approved a 0.9 KM road spending RM15 million of the people’s money to get to the State Assembly Building. This is just opposite this bridge. The explanation given was because it is very difficult to construct this road and there is a lot of earth moving work. Many people said the existing road is fine and why build another one. The people said it is only few days in a year that the 60 State Assemblymen actually use this road, and the existing road is good enough for that purpose. There is no traffic jam and not even anything near what they are facing in the Kingfisher Park Bridge, and so why spend RM15 million to build a road that is not needed. The money to be spent is not justified and the people said it is solely for the “Project Purpose”!

KK MP Hiew commented that the super expensive road linking to the state assembly is not needed at all, and it must be shelved. The huge sum of money should be utilized to benefit the people in other areas. This reflects the inconsiderate and irresponsible attitude of the present government. Hiew mentioned that there is actually other access which can be open up to ease the traffic problem in the Kingfisher Park and the near by housing estates. The government didn’t even want to put in effort to get these open up and constructed, but choose to spend huge sum to construct a RM 15 million road to the little used state assembly. Is the people’s headache and problem more important or the state assembly road is more important?

Hiew said Pakatan Rakyat will be a people caring government when it is elected to be the next government. The people’s problem will be given top priority and attention. It is what the people want and not what the government wants.

KK MP Hiew King Cheu, Pic: New Kingfisher Park Bridge in slow progress


翠鸟园大桥兴建进度缓慢

翠鸟园大桥的建设工作非常缓慢,似乎还需要更多的时间才可以竣工启用。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲在进行走访拜年期间,接到许多该处马路使用者的投诉和抱怨有关翠鸟园新桥的问题。 由于现有的桥是非常狭窄,导致经常面对严重堵车。 政府虽然开始兴建另一座新桥,但是其建设的工作一直都在拖延,现在已进入第四年仍然还无法竣工。 之前已有一段长时间的停工,这是由于新桥梁地基打桩工作影响旧桥的地基。 旧桥地基修补后,然后新桥的打桩工作才能完成。 新桥的建设工作也已恢复,但是进度非常缓慢。

邱国会议员指出这是不能接受的,这反映出国阵政府的工作效率低。 兴建一座新桥横跨河流以解决该处交通堵塞是一项简单的工作却无法完成,他们还可以为民做什么呢? 当局必须尽快完成该大桥的兴建工作,同时应增加更多的工人和加长其工作时间,以致能早日完成大桥和减少翠鸟园居民及马路使用者的诸多不便,最重要的还是该处的里卡士医院的病人。

让人无法理解的是,国阵政府批准了一项耗资RM15 million人民的钱,用于开辟和兴建前往州议会大厦的0.9公里马路。 这笔数目实在是令人质疑,为何该段仅有0.9公里的马路会要那么多钱来兴建? 为何花费如此大笔钱来兴建该段马路,却没有钱兴建人民迫切需要的大桥? 他们所给予的解释是,因为兴建该段马路有许多难处,并且挖掘工作较困难。 前往州议会大厦现有的道路都很好,并且足够应付该处的车量,为何还需要兴建多一道马路呢? 人们说,其实一年中只有几天沙巴州的60位州议员会用该段马路,因此现有的马路已足够。比起翠鸟园的大桥,该处并没有面对任何交通堵塞,何必要花费RM15 million去开辟新马路呢? 如此动用人民大笔的钱是很没有道理! 大家都说这是纯粹为了拿‘工程’而已!

邱氏说,政府是没有必要开辟和兴建该超贵的马路连接到州议会大厦。 他们应该把该大笔的钱用在在其他方面以造福人民。 这反映出现任政府的轻率和不负责任的态度。 邱氏指出,实际上政府应该在翠鸟园及其它住宅区附近开辟另一道马路,以纾缓该处交通堵塞的问题。 政府没有考量到在该处人口和车辆日益增加的问题,而为他们开设新通道,反而选择花费巨资建造通往州议会大厦用不到的新马路。 难道人民的问题不重要,州议会大厦的马路才重要吗?

邱氏说,民联一旦当选成为下一届的新政府,必定会首先照顾人民的需要,并且将优先考量和关注问题的轻重。 最重要是人民的福祉为先,而不是政府的需要居首。

图:拖延已久的翠鸟园大桥