JKR to vet health facility contractors

ALOR GAJAH: The Public Works Department (JKR) will vet contractors who want to be involved in the construction of health facilities to avoid “sick” projects, says the Deputy Works Minister.

Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad said there were currently 166 projects related to the construction of health facilities, but 24 of them were delayed because the majority of contractors involved did not have experience in this area.

“Of the 24 contractors undertaking the ‘sick’ projects, 22 of them were found to have no experience in such construction, hence the step by JKR is to vet the contractors,” he said after launching the Health Contractor Competency Course at the Centre for Engineering and Technology Excellence in Simpang Ampat here yesterday.

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