MRCB George Kent (MRCBGK) project director Ong Gin Lip said the company wishes to assure Damansara Legenda residents that construction works will be done in a safe manner and in accordance with existing laws.
“As the project delivery partner, MRCBGK has established a stakeholders’ engagement team under the PR and Communications Department to liaise with various stakeholders, including residents associations, from time to time for dialogue sessions and to discuss issues.
“On Nov 2 last year, MRCBGK and work package contractor WCT Bhd held an engagement with Damansara Legenda residents to understand their concerns on the incoming LRT3 project.
“It was explained during the engagement that a Centralised Labour Quarters was established, where workers will be ferried to and from the construction site daily. This method was established specifically to protect all stakeholders’ security and privacy during construction of the project,” he said in a statement.
Ong added that MRCBGK was bound by the regulations stipulated in the Railway Act 1991 in regards to the proximity of the alignment and stations at residential areas.
On the perimeter wall, he said: “The wall is located at the boundary of PLUS Highway’s right of way, which is acting also as a sound barrier. It is located under the road reserve and the land belongs to the Government.
“Damansara Legenda is a landed property development where each of the landed property has its own land title. The road and drain in front of the property and the perimeter wall/sound barrier are part of the road reserves.
“Any part of the perimeter wall that may be demolished will be reinstated by us.”
To minimise the project’s impact on the environment and surroundings, Ong said MRCBGK would implement several mitigation measures.
“The construction of LRT3 will be using U-trough technology, internationally recognised as an efficient and economical response to the needs of urban development.
“The technology allows for components of the construction to be pre-cast in a centralised, controlled site and eventually assembled at the construction sites along the alignment.
“As such, less construction activities and fewer number of workers on-site are required compared to the traditional construction method, resulting in less noise overall during construction work,” said Ong.
On concerns that the boring method would cause soil movement and damage the sewer lines under Jalan Legenda Puteri 1, Ong said MRCBGK would instal an inclinometer at the slope to monitor movement as well as sheet piles using silent pilers.
“We will also conduct a dilapidation survey and instal crack meters in various spots identified for potential cracks,” he said.
Trees along the perimeter wall that will be cut down to facilitate construction work would be replaced, subject to Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) agreement.
On the park-and-ride facility that residents are worried would encourage more traffic to Jalan 1A/1, which is outside their gated community, Ong said they would propose that MBPJ place “No Parking” and “Clamping Zone” signs on both sides of the road near the facility.
“The facility will be made into a single traffic flow (entrance to exit) to reduce traffic. We will also work closely with MBPJ’s Enforcement Department for enforcement actions on illegal parking,” he said.