LANGKAWI: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is against the proposed RM130bil Langkawi bridge project saying that it will erode the island's unique features.
"Langkawi must remain an island and is unsuitable to be turned into a land mass," he told reporters after presenting chocolates and cash to 120 orphans and special children at Masjid Istiqamah in Kuala Teriang here Sunday night.
Two companies based in Perlis had proposed building a 48km bridge linking Langkawi to Kuala Perlis on the mainland.
Juruelit Sdn Bhd executive chairman Kamarudin Husin said on Friday the company had enough funds to build the project that includes a monorail bridge. ~The Star & Bernama
I'm in line with Tun. Since the idea been set through i don't see the fit or purpose of having the bridge.
1- Maintenance will be very high (pls study the maintenance cost for Penang bridge).
2- Uniqueness of Langkawi to be reach by only boat or flight.
3- Such wastage will be for having this high end project. In fact the money can be channel to diff various project such as bridge for fishing village in Kuala Melaka or P.Cenang etc2.
4- The small bridge even in Langkawi town nearly take about 4-5year to complete (length of the bridge only 10-15m) .. what will happen for this?