Rep unsatisfied with recently completed upgrade of Jln Tun Razak-Jln Foochow intersection

Violet Yong

KUCHING, Dec 30: The recently completed RM2 million Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Foochow No.1 intersection upgrading works project has been deemed as unsatisfactory by Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong.

Following several complaints received from road users, Yong who has also driven over the road said although it was upgraded to concrete, the stretch remains uneven.

“Frankly, I am not satisfied with the road condition. I may not be an engineer or expert in this field, but from the feel when I drove along that road, it is uneven. I know that concrete road is suppose to be tough, but it felt like I was driving on gravel road,” she said at a press conference here today.

Yong called upon Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak to conduct a thorough check, compile information on all defects and forward the information to the contractor involved.

She said although it is the first time a concrete road is constructed in Sarawak, it does not mean contractors are unable to do it right.

“As an implementing agency, JKR Sarawak must ensure that contractors and sub-contractors comply with the proper standard and procedures, all works are completed and all defects are rectified before they issue the Certificate of Practical Completion (CPC),” she emphasised.

The Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Foochow No.1 was reopened on Dec 24 after several days of closure for the final completion of concrete casting. — DayakDaily