Sewerage system 72 pct done, says dept director
by Wilfred Pilo, email@example.com. Posted on August 8, 2012, Wednesday
KUCHING: Though slightly behind schedule, the Centralised Sewage System for Kuching city centre is now 72 per cent completed.
In revealing this to The Borneo Post yesterday, Sewerage Department Sarawak director Lau Hieng Ung assured that the delay was being reduced.
“There is a slight delay and the quantum is small but we are catching up with schedule,” he said.
Lau explained that the delay was caused by tunnelling works due to different soil conditions.
“It is very technical and the contractor is tackling the problems within their means and expertise,” he added.
On when the project was expected to be completed, Lau said it would be in the first quarter of next year, latest by March.
He said the contractor was slowly covering up holes along the main roads and despite the delay, did not incur any extra cost and work.
Lau also said the turnkey project was going on smoothly without any major incident.
The RMRM530 million project was awarded to turnkey contractor Kumpulan Nishimatsu-Hock Seng Lee Consortium on Sept 30, 2008.
Work on phase one of the project commenced on Oct 15, 2008 and was initially expected to be completed on Oct 14 this year.