Messages made viral through social media platforms including WhatsApp claiming that the opening dates of the Temburong bridge to the public are December 8, 2019; December 10, 2019; January 1, 2020; or July 15, 2020 are false and unfounded.
The Ministry of Development informed the public that the progress of the project has now reached 97 per cent and all the contract packages will be expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Following that, joint inspections with various government authorities will be carried out to ensure the work done is fully completed in compliance to specifications and later to be certified as satisfactory works, before the bridge is allowed to be fully operational.
Thus, the opening of the bridge is still under planning, and the Ministry of Development will announce it officially to the public once a suitable date is decided.
The public is advised not to easily believe unverified information spread through social media applications.
The Ministry of Development reminded the public that spreading false and unfounded information is an offence under Section 34 of the Public Order Act, Chapter 148, which carries a penalty of imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of BND3,000 for anyone found guilty.