Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Flyover near KKIA completed
RM120 million project opens to public today


Global Upline has completed another development project ahead of schedule, this time it is the flyover near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). The lanes from Putatan heading towards the State Capital have been completed and will be opened to public today (Tuesday), Global Upline Advisor Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing told reporters yesterday. Ting disclosed that the lanes from the State Capital heading for Putatan will be completed by next month. “The project is 15 months ahead of completion date schedule which is April, 2010. We started the flyover project after Chinese New Year this year (which was in February) and managed to complete the job within six months,” he said. Next to be completed is the road widening project from KKIA towards Sutera Harbour Resort, he added. With the completion of the flyover, traffic congestion in the area will be reduced, Ting said, adding that the 1.2-kilometre long project costs RM120 million. This flyover is for the convenience of the road users travelling to and from Putatan, he said and added that it was a good Merdeka Day present for the people in Sabah. It is also timely as Terminal One of the KKIA will be operational today, he said. “Infrastructure development projects like this reflect the Barisan Nasional’s concern for the people,” Ting said and told reporters that Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah will be going on a test drive on the flyover today. The flyover will be officially launched at a later date, he said.

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