MAINTENANCE of infrastructure at a site where development works are ongoing falls under the respective developer’s responsibility.
Selangor infrastructure and public amenities, agriculture modernisation and agro-based industry committee chairman Izham Hashim (pic) said developers were required to maintain infrastructure such as roads and drains throughout the development period.
When the project has ended, the completed infrastructure must meet all criteria stated by the relevant authorities such as Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and Public Works Department (JKR) before the project submission could be accepted.
“Only after completion and proper handover can the said agency carry out necessary maintenance work,” he said, adding that new developments were subject to the fulfilment and approval of planning permission set by the local authority.
Izham said the planning permission would have to include comments from the relevant technical departments, such as DID on drainage and ditches and JKR on roads and drains.
He said this to a question by Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar (PH-Meru) at the Selangor state assembly regarding damaged roads and drainage systems in Kampung Bukit Cherakah Jaya.
In this particular case, Izham said Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) had asked the developer or consultant to maintain the roads in the development areas, while Jalan Bukit Cherakah would be maintained by JKR.