A bridge near Sungai Kledang in Kampung Kuala Pari suffered extensive damages due to frequent rains in early September this year.
According to a spokesperson for the Ipoh City Council (MBI), the damage wasn’t caused by heavy rains and flooding which had occurred in a few areas in Ipoh, contrary to what was made viral in social media recently.
“MBI had directed its concession company, Puncak Emas Infra Sdn Bhd (PEISB) to perform repairing works on August 27,” the spokesperson said in a media statement released recently.
“Unfortunately, due to continuous rains in early September, the damage has become more serious,” he added.
MBI informed that following the damages, the Irrigation and Drainage Department (JPS), Hulu Kinta District and Land Office, PEISB and resident representatives of the area visited the location of damage on September 25.
The engineering department of MBI performed covering works of the damaged pavement the following day.
“PEISB was entrusted to design a new bridge and perform upgrades for the road.
“The new design was approved by the council and upgrading works have commenced since November 16. The project is expected for completion in 26 weeks,” the spokesperson explained.
MBI requests cooperation from the public to comply with traffic instructions while the works are ongoing.