New bridge for senior citizen’s house

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

A BRIDGE in place of the one that was washed away in Kampong Lumapas was constructed under a gotong-royong yesterday.

The bamboo bridge connecting 90-year-old Haji Masri bin Haji Jafar’s house was swept away following heavy rain and flash flood making him and his family members unable to cross the river.

Members of the Brunei-Muara District Office (JDBM), Kampong Lumapas Village Consultative Council, Lumapas Association (PERLU) as well as residents of Kampong Lumapas joined hands to build the bridge yesterday.

The 40-foot bridge was constructed with funds from the Brunei-Muara District through its Welfare Fund.

The construction of the bridge was considered urgent by the Brunei-Muara District Office after realising that Haji Masri was unable to take his wife who is ill for medical appointments. The bridge is the only access for him and his family to get to the main road.

Brunei-Muara District Officer Misle bin Haji Abdul Karim, Assistant Brunei-Muara District Officer Mohamad Yassin bin Ahmed, Acting Village Head of Kampong Lumapas ‘A’, officers and staff of JDBM also participated in the gotong-royong.

A bridge connecting 90-year-old Haji Masri bin Haji Jafar’s house was swept away following heavy rain and flash flood making him and his family members unable to cross the river. Members of the Brunei-Muara District Office, Kampong Lumapas Village Consultative Council, Lumapas Youth Association (PERLU) as well as residents of Kampong Lumapas joined hands to rebuild the bridge yesterday
Brunei-Muara District Officer Misle bin Haji Abdul Karim with Haji Masri bin Haji Jafar during the gotong-royong event. – ROKIAH MAHMUD