DRIVEWAY entrances of several houses in Jalan Mengkuang that were not repaved on completion of Syarikat Bekalan Air (Syabas) Bhd’s pipe replacement programme, have been resurfaced by the Klang Municipal Council (MPK).
MPK had to step in because private contractors engaged to do the repaving work had allegedly solicited payment from houseowners. Some residents paid but others complained to MPK.
Last week, a team of three that included MPK senior technician S. Maniarasan who supervised the work, repaved the driveway entrances.
MPK Engineering Department senior director Mohd Nor Mahmud said the repaving work along Jalan Mengkuang was to have been the responsibility of Syabas contractors, “but it was not done to full specifications.”
Some residents said they were asked to pay between RM300 and RM380 to repave the area in front of their house gates.
On March 18, Selangor Youth and Sports, Infrastructure and Public Facilities executive councillor Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi said contractors engaged to repave neighbourhood roads had been warned not to solicit payments from houseowners.
He said the cost of repaving the driveway entrance was included in the bill of quantities (BoQ).
His office had received numerous complaints about contractors not repaving the area outside the main gate.
Following StarMetro’s report, Dr Ahmad ordered all local authorities to print clearly in the BoQ that road contractors must repave the neighbourhood streets according to the requisite thickness and the work must include the driveway entrance.