Contractor ordered to redo parts of Kong Phin Road drainage project

Yap (second right) and MPP officers looking into the complaint of Kong Phin Road residents at the drainage site.

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KUCHING, Nov 4:  A contractor has been asked to rebuild parts of the Kong Phin Road drainage project which had failed to meet the specifications set by the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP).

The case was first brought to the attention of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (SUPP PCB) chief Wilfred Yap who later roped in MPP officers to look into the issue.

“I was recently approached by concerned residents staying at Kong Phin Road who complained to me that they were not satisfied with the quality of the construction works for the upgrading of drains in the area, from earth to concrete drains.


“Their spokesperson surnamed Kon who spoke on their behalf had requested for a proper inspection by officers from MPP to ensure that the ongoing construction works by the contractor was in accordance with the technical drawings and specifications under the contract,” said Yap in a statement today.

Yap immediately highlighted and brought up the matter to the attention of MPP and together with officers from MPP’s Engineering Department went to inspect and assess the situation.

“During the inspection at the construction site, officers from the Engineering Department of MPP discovered that the contractor had not carried out some parts of the upgrading works in accordance with the technical drawings and specifications.

“In view of this, the officers from MPP had instructed the contractor to demolish a certain section of the partially completed works which was not carried out in accordance with the technical drawings and specifications,” said Yap.

Yap who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa Chairman said he viewed the above matter seriously and will continue to monitor the situation until all the upgrading works are completed in full compliance with the technical drawings and specifications under the contract of works.

“I shall continue to serve as the eyes and ears of our community and will continue to highlight and try to resolve issues or problems of public interest affecting the public and remain fully committed to serving the public,” he said.

SUPP PCB is always ready to highlight and try to resolve issues of public interest affecting the community through the relevant authorities. SUPP PCB is also ever ready to lend a helping hand to anyone facing problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it.

Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request assistance. — DayakDaily