Bandar Seri Begawan - For the safety of Kampong Ayer residents, the Brunei-Muara District Office with cooperation from the Public Works Department under the Ministry of Development hopes to replace the many networks of old wooden bridges in the water village with concrete ones.
According to the Brunei-Muara District Officer, Awg Hj Jamain bin Momin, who was speaking to the Weekend Bulletin on the sidelines of a community activity (gotongroyong) to help rebuild a wooden bridge in Kg Serdang, plans to build more concrete bridges are currently in the "planning stages".
"We currently have a concrete bridge in Kg Tamoi Tengah and we hope to expand the concrete bridge project to other areas of the water village," said the district officer.
The Village Head of Kg Serdang, Mohamad bin Bakar, said that the newly renovated bridge would connect to the new 270-metre-long main bridge that is currently still under construction at the shoreline of Kg Serdang. Construction of the main bridge began in June this year and is nearing completion.
There are currently approximately 900 people residing in Kg Serdang.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin