THE Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will be making necessary repair works at the Bayan Baru market to ease the woes faced by the traders.
Council secretary Ang Aing Thye said among the problems were leaking gutters, overflow sewage manholes and faulty pipes.
“Some of these problems are due to the wear and tear of the building while others are due to unsatisfactory repairs,” he said on Friday.
Ang said they would also patch up the potholes at the loading and unloading bay.
“They reappeared due to the heavy use of the area.
“We will resurface the area with cement as it’s more durable than tar,” he said.
Ang said the private contractor engaged for the job would not be paid if the repair works were not satisfactory.
“If we are not satisfied with their work, we will consider hiring other contractors to get the job done,” Ang said.
The council has spent over RM160,000 on repair works at the Bayan Baru market from January to July this year.