15 ‘sick’ projects identified in Sabah and Sarawak

Down the road: Fadillah (centre) inspecting the construction site during the groundbreaking ceremony of the KIA in Kuching. — Bernama

KUCHING: A total of 15 infrastructure projects under the Works Ministry in Sabah and Sarawak have been classified as “sick” projects with delayed or failure to complete construction.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the “sick” projects included the construction of Hospital Petra Jaya (HPJ) in Sarawak.

New contractors to complete construction have been or will be appointed to finish all affected projects, Bernama reported.

“In Sabah and Sarawak, there are 15 ‘sick’ projects whose contracts have been cancelled.

“Rescue contractors will be appointed to complete these projects,” he told reporters after the ground-breaking ceremony of the construction of the access road to the southern side of Kuching International Airport (KIA) here yesterday.

On Sept 26, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said rescue contractors had begun work to complete HPJ from the beginning of the year and the hospital was expected to be fully operational in 2024.

Fadillah said the new 6.2km KIA road was being rebuilt from the Stutong junction to the Bukit Berangan junction, here.

He also said the cost of the project was RM112.9mil and the road was expected to be fully completed in August 2024.

“This project is very important to deal with traffic in the surrounding areas because this area is often the focus of vehicles from Samarahan, Serian and also Kuching city.

“It is hoped that construction of the road will help (stimulate) the local economy,” he added.

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