Construction sites deemed critical can operate


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  • Friday, 10 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: Selected construction sites are allowed to continue operating as stopping these works may cause soil erosion, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

He said construction sites such as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project were allowed to go on as stopping the tunnel-boring operation might cause the soil to sink.

“I have received complaints on several sites remaining operational but these sites, which are considered as ‘critical’, are being exempted from closing during this movement control order (MCO) period.

“For example, the MRT construction is excavating tunnels in six locations and this cannot be halted. If the tunnel-boring works are stopped, it can cause sinkholes or landslides.

“The project carried out by MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd is approved to operate, ” he said during a press conference on Facebook.

Other construction works requiring deep excavation until 40m in depth or a long span structure on the highway would also be allowed with a limited number of workers, he said.

Annuar urged the companies to adhere to guidelines by City Hall, the Health Ministry and Public Works Department.

“These companies, however, need to submit the names of the workers during this MCO period and apply for a permit to work, ” he said.

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