Sewerage project ‘poorly managed‘

THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) will instruct the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry and its contractors to provide regular progress reports on the centralised sewerage project.

MPAJ president Abdul Hamid Abdul Hussain said there had been numerous complaints by residents on the lack of proper site manage-ment and safety standards for the project which is underway in the municipality.

“There is no proper traffic planning and residents are often caught unawares by road closures.

“There are also not enough flagmen and warning signs. The project has also damaged roads and the repair work is below par,” he said during the council’s full board meeting.

He added that residents had also reported water disruptions from broken pipes because of the work being carried out.

Abdul Hamid said the ministry and the contractors would have to present the updates during the council’s monthly infrastructure committee meeting.

“They must ensure that site conditions, traffic management and safety equipment are in compliance with standard operating procedures,” he added.

Councillor Meor Rithuan Mohamed Said, who raised the matter, said notice should be given to residents before any traffic diversions.

“Areas like Jalan Pandan 5 has two schools and it causes disruption if there are any sudden changes,” he said.

On the dengue epidemic, Abdul Hamid said there had been 3,449 cases reported from Jan 1 to Aug 28, with 14 deaths reported.

Currently, there are five hot spots in the municipality - Taman Bukit Permai, Pandan Perdana, Taman Keramat (Taman Enggang Timur), Taman Seraya and Taman Keramat (AU1 C).

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