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Friday, December 09, 2005

When can repair work start on MRR2, Kuala Lumpur?

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong presses the Public Works Department (JKR) to repair the extensive cracks of the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2, Kepong Viaduct or Flyover) as soon as possible.

Cracks occur on 31 of the 33 croossbeams and other structures of the RM238 million highway project. These were discovered in 2000. Over five years later, rehabilitation has not been done. Who is responsible?

The contractor for MRR2 is Sukmin-Bumihiway-KKM (Wilayah) JV and the design contractor is Maunsell, Sharma and Zakaria Sdn Bhd (MSZ). Works on the project began on 27.5.1999 and completed on 15.5.2002. It was a design and build or turnkey project. Although cracks were discovered in 2000, the report was made to JKR on 13.11.2002 and the complaint was received in June, 2003. It was over three years before JKR took it more seriously.

The initial grouting did not work because after the cracks delayed ettringite formation (DEF) appeared, aggravating the situation. This was discovered in January, 2005, by Halcrow Group, the British consultant appointed by JKR on 12.8.2004.

Today, the Director-General of JKR Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr Wahid bin Omar says that JKR is issuing document to the contractor giving the latter two weeks to reply whether it would start the repair works as soon as possible. It is responsible for the repair estimated at RM20 million.


At 12:29 AM, Blogger healthynation said...

everything is corrupted. I think the contractor just need to give some kopi money to stop being held responsible to repair lah.. wait until bridge collapse then the person in charge will say..only PM can fire me lah...

At 11:18 AM, Blogger LAU WENG SAN said...

Pls visit this URL (

Utusan today carries a front page report: MRR2: Samy mengaku -- * Retak bertambah besar * Kerja pembaikan dilakukan segera


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