Construction work has begun on the BND 139 million bridge across the Brunei river to connect the subdistrict of Lumapas and the Bruneian capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. The development of the bridge is one of the objectives of the Tenth National Development Plan implemented by the Public Works Department under the Ministry of Development. A consortium, comprising South Korea-based Daelim Industrial, Brunei-based Swee Private Limited, and Malaysia’s TRC, is undertaking the construction of Brunei’s first cable-stayed bridge. The project that is expected to be completed in 2016 will relieve the traffic congestion on the route. According to the Department of Roads, around 18,000 vehicles travel from Lumapas to Bandar Seri Begawan daily. The government expects around 9,000 of these vehicles to use the bridge from 2016.