The manager of the contractor, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), said on Thursday that the CC4 packaging for the large Tempo Dragon Bridge linking the Brunei capital’s Bandar Seri Begawan and the Trimble region has been completed.
The Temburong district has been isolated from the rest of Brunei, which has hindered the region’s economic growth. The cross-sea Temburong Bridge aims to connect the area with the capital. This project is one of the national key balanced development projects promoted by the Brunei government and the largest bridge construction project in Brunei history.
According to manager Jin Chunshang, since October 1, 2015, the CC4 section of China State Construction has a total length of about 12 kilometers, including a prefabricated viaduct of about 11.8 kilometers in length and crossing the unmanned forest and swamps of Brunei .
The manager told Xinhua News Agency that the construction environment for CC4 was “very harsh”. In addition to the harmful air in the rainforest and the hot and humid weather in the field, Chinese builders, along with hundreds of workers from several other countries, must also overcome the difficulties of no fresh water, no electrical wires, and no network signals in the early floods. construction.
In order to protect the environment, the CC4 section is entirely constructed using “fishing technology”, which keeps the machinery from touching the ground and does not damage the rainforest vegetation.
Wang Xiaolin, chairman of the Brunei Branch of the China Enterprise Association and general manager of the Bank of China Brunei branch, said that the Astronomical Bridge is the largest and most influential transportation infrastructure project in Brunei and will become a new landmark in Brunei.
He added that the CC4 part is the most difficult part of the entire bridge construction because it needs to cross rain forests and swamps without affecting the environment.
Wang Jianhua told Xinhua on Thursday: “The successful completion of the CC4 section fully reflects the technological strength and innovation capabilities of Chinese companies and has produced good economic and social benefits.
The purpose of the 30-kilometer bridge is to bypass Malaysia’s Limbang, reducing travel time between the capital of Brunei and the Tempozan district from two hours to less than 30 minutes.
It will be the longest bridge in Southeast Asia, followed by the second Penang Bridge of 24 kilometers in Malaysia.