PONTIAN: The construction of 7.5km Sungai Pulai bridge between Gelang Patah and Tanjung Bin here has been completed and expected to be opened soon, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng.
The Tanjung Piai MP said that the opening and officiating ceremony of the much awaited bridge is expected to take place by next month.
“The bridge has been completed and it is expected to be opened soon, either this month or next month.
“The locals would benefit greatly from the bridge once it opens. Not only will this provide more job opportunities, it will also drive more investments into Pontian and Tanjung Piai,” he said.
He said this when met during the Pekan Nenas Mid-Autumn Festival at SJKC Yu Ming on Saturday (Sept 10) night here.
“We need to also prepare to reap the benefits of this bridge, including producing more human capital to work in the industries that would develop further following the opening of the bridge,” he said.
He noted that the bridge would also reduce congestion here as it would provide road users with an alternative road between Pontian and Johor Baru.
“The bridge will also drive the tourism industry further. Even now we can see areas around Kukup are filled with Singaporean visitors, especially on the weekends.
“This is expected to improve further once the bridge has opened up,” he said.