Contractor to conduct repairs for damaged houses


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 04 Jul 2020

Large cracks have appeared on the walls of residents’ houses in Taman Beringin, Kepong.

A contractor hired for a sewerage project that damaged several houses along Jalan Kapit in Taman Beringin, Kepong, will have to conduct repairs.

Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) corporate communications department clarified that IWK was not responsible for repairs.

“On July 1, IWK had visited the houses and explained to the residents that the project contractor would be the one to carry out repairs on these houses.”

The utility company’s press statement said a building surveyor had conducted a study on

the matter.

“Based on the surveyor’s report, the contractor will have to repair the houses.

“The Sewerage Services Department, the owner of the sewerage project in Jinjang Utara, will oversee the repair works, ” IWK said in the statement.

IWK was the project management consultant for the sewerage project.

It was reported that the project had started in 2014 and was supposed to end in 2018, but was delayed due to poor soil conditions.

A new contractor was then appointed to revive the project and work was completed in

June.

Residents claimed the sewerage project had caused cracks on the walls of their houses, floor tiles to pop out and water to leak from their ceilings.

Some had moved out because they feared their houses would collapse.

It was also reported that work to repair the damaged houses could not be carried out earlier as the sewerage project was still ongoing at that time.

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