By Zaki Salleh
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IPOH: Within the next three months, the regional sewage treatment plant project and the sewerage pipe network around the city are expected to be fully completed.
The project implemented by the contractor Mangkubumi Sdn. Bhd. started in November 1, 2015 will be completed in November this year.
It includes eight locations which are two in Jalan Tambun, Jalan Tingkat Taman Ipoh, Jalan Kelab Golf, Jalan Othman Talib, Jalan Bijih Timah, Jalan Batu Bungkal and Jalan Kamaruddin Isa.
State Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Public Transport Exco, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said the project had previously caused several problems for the city’s citizens, including the issue of the quality of road resurfacing.
He said the state government also agreed with the Ipoh City Council (MBI) that the quality of patching work by the contractor was disappointing.
“The delay of the project mainly involves six locations due to the presence of underground rock structures in the area.
“This not only results in bad traffic flow in the surrounding area but also causes road accidents,” he said.
The project should be completed next September after the contractor was given an extension six times.
Last January, the mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, said that his party would try to complete the project on time for the Visiting Ipoh Year 2023 and the Visit Perak Year 2024.
He also informed to take legal action against the company due to the bad condition of the road, with a notice already sent to the party.