40 transport ministry officers undergo training to conduct routine inspections on 192 wharves and jetties

Seated from second left: Dr Jerip, Lee and Henry at the closing of the course held at a hotel in Kuching today (Sept 28, 2022).

KUCHING, Sept 28: A total of 40 Sarawak Transport Ministry (MOT) officers are now equipped with skills to carry out routine inspections on proper maintenance practices, including on the 192 wharves and jetties under Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB) as well as other structural aspects of the transport sector.

According to a press release, the 40 officers from MOT and its agency SRB underwent the “Forensic Observation and Analysis on Reinforced Concrete” course which was conducted by senior officer Tiong King Wei, a government officer for over 30 years.

Participants learnt about the fundamentals of reinforced concrete and as well as how to analyse and assess the condition of reinforced concrete, and management and repair of defects.

The course was conducted from September 25 to 28, 2022 at a local hotel in Kuching, as part of MOT’s commitment to a culture of a continuous learning to equip its officers and staff with the necessary knowledge and expertise for tasks at hand.

Based on that principle, the ministry has also conducted a series of courses on topics such as financial management and legal understanding especially in relation to the transport sector and the technicalities on transport projects.

The “Forensic Observation and Analysis on Reinforced Concrete” course was the third technical related course conducted by the ministry. The first course was the “CIDB Safety Induction Course” organised in February 2021 followed by a course on “Post-Contract Project Management for Project Delivery Excellence” held in November 2021.

Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin officiated at the closing of the course and encouraged the participants to carry out routine inspections for proper maintenance practices.

Lee also urged the participants to continue pursuing knowledge and improving their skills so that they can perform their duties efficiently and effectively and contribute towards Sarawak’s development. — DayakDaily