Nip problems in the bud and don’t let it snowball, Uggah tells contractors and JKR

Uggah (second right) during a site visit yesterday.

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KUCHING, Jan 21: Any minor issues should be nipped in the bud so that it does not snowball into something worse, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas to contractors and the Public Works Department (JKR) undertaking the constructions of major bridges and road projects in Sarawak.

He said project consultants and JKR must monitor the projects closely and address any issues immediately before they take a turn for the worse.

“All necessary measures must be taken to ensure the construction schedules are to be followed. In the briefings given to me, there are some issues that need to be addressed.

“I hope JKR will address and closely monitor these projects to avoid developing or encountering any major problems,” he said in a statement today.

Uggah, who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development, had visited the construction sites of the RM848 million Batang Lupar Bridge at Triso, the RM385 million Batang Saribas Bridge 1 at Kuala Saribas, the RM375 million Batang Saribas 2 Bridge near Pusa, the RM321 million Batang Rajang Bridge, and the Pasi, Tanjung Manis, Sibu roads near Sarikei yesterday.

In the briefings, he was provided details on the progress of the constructions. He was also alerted of several issues such as shortage of workers and delay in getting specialised equipment.

Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Majang Renggi and JKR deputy director Richard Tajan also joined Uggah on his visits. — DayakDaily