PWD Sarawak to fix Jln Tun Razak-Foochow junction

Wee (right) discussing the road issue with councillors (from left) Chai, Goh and Kho as well as Penghulu Tan.

KUCHING, Aug 19: Public Works Department (PWD) Sarawak is waiting for the contractor’s rectification report before drawing up a plan to restore Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Foochow junction.

Kuching City South Council (MBKS) Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng has pledged to bring the public complaints about the poor road condition – especially the uneven and rough surfaces – to the attention of PWD Sarawak soon.

“The bumpy road condition has existed for a year and this needs to be resolved as soon as possible. It will be one of the primary concerns of MBKS,” he said in a statement today.

Wee together with councillors Goh Tze Hui, Kho Teck Wan and Chai Ju Loon, as well as Penghulu Tan Tuan Woo, had inspected the conditions of the road which happens to be one of the busiest intersections in the city today.

Goh explained that the section of the road was paved and sealed with cement to prevent the lot from sinking.

“However, there may be some negligence in the road construction process, resulting in uneven road surfaces,” he said.

Wee reiterated MBKS’ pledge to follow up with PWD Sarawak and update the public on the issue.

Meanwhile, political secretary to the Chief Minister Tan Kai had on Aug 16 raised that PWD Sarawak had received numerous public complaints about the poor condition of the road which was completed around December 2019.

He said that people complained that driving through the stretch was like experiencing a rugged mountain road ride.

Tan had also appealed to Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof to improve the quality of this intersection which project was done by the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.

The bumpy traffic intersection, he stressed, is causing inconvenience and dangers to road users.—DayakDaily