One month to deliver or contractor’s services will be terminated

Uggah (sixth left) in a group photo-call following his closing speech at the ‘ New Initiatives to Enhance Sarawak’s Construction Industry’ seminar at BCCK today (Feb 8, 2023).

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By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, Feb 8: Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas states that the Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak has implemented the ‘One Month Deliverable Pledge’ in an effort to improve project delivery.

Uggah emphasised that upon site possession, the contractor must comply with all mandatory and quality requirements, including timely commencement of construction works, as stipulated in JKR Sarawak’s ‘One Month Deliverable Pledge’, and that failure to comply with the pledge will result in termination of the contractor’s employment under the contract.

He stated this during his closing speech at the ‘New Initiatives to Enhance Sarawak’s Construction Industry’ seminar at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

“Hence, I have directed JKR Sarawak to closely monitor all these projects and ensure that they are handed over in a timely manner with impeccable quality,” he added.

Furthermore, Uggah, who is also the Minister for Infrastructure and Port Development, revealed that Sarawak JKR is currently implementing 215 projects worth RM28 billion, excluding Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects.

“However, 34 out of 215 projects have been categorised as ‘critically delayed’ due to various issues encountered in project implementation.

“These issues contributing to delay in project delivery need to be highlighted and intervened at the earliest possible stage to avoid any adverse impact to the parties involved,” he explained.

He disclosed his ministry aims to finish all ongoing projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). — DayakDaily