SEA's Longest Bridge Said to Spur Economic Over-Spill
South East Asia’s longest bridge undergoing construction in Brunei, Temburong Bridge, could benefit Sarawak says their governement. Once the bridge is completed, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan says there are many possible opportunities for Sarawak and Brunei to work together.
Minister of Industrial and Entrenuer Development, Awang Tengah made a point that activities such as cycling, powerboat racing and marathons will create economic spill-over to Temburong and its neighbors Limbang and Lawas divisions in Sarawak.
“The bilateral ties between Brunei and Sarawak have long existed, and we have established a sub-committee to discuss cooperation in various areas such as tourism, agriculture and trade,” he said at the reception hosted by Brunei Darussalam consulate in conjunction with the nation’s 35th National Day at a leading hotel here on Saturday night.
Temburong Bridge will be the first direct link between Sarawak mainland and Brunei Bay in South China Sea. The connection will allow land commuters to travel between the two territories without having to pass through Malaysia, allowing commuters to bypass four checkpoints that is frequently congested.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year and is reported to cost 1.6 billion Brunei dollars.