By Aida Aziz
IPOH: Road resurfacing works using modified rubberized asphalt technology, known as cuplump modified asphalt (CMA), in and around this city are expected to be fully completed within six weeks.
Mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, stated that the repair and resurfacing work along a 9.5-kilometer stretch involves areas such as Perindustrian Tasek, Perindustrian IGB, Jalan Bendahara and the main road in Station 18.
“This technology is a collaboration between the Ipoh City Council (MBI) and the Malaysian Rubber Board through the Ministry of Agriculture and Commodities, funded by the Ministry of Finance.
“The allocation received by MBI is RM 5 million to carry out the work.
“The road resurfacing work will commence today, November 22, and is expected to be completed within four to six weeks,” he told reporters after a site visit to observe the use of CMA technology on Jalan Cetak, Perindustrian Tasek here today.
Rumaizi explained that MBI was previously selected to implement the pioneering project of road resurfacing using this technology.
He said CMA is a new road resurfacing technology that uses modified bitumen (tar) with a mixture of rubberized asphalt as the mixture.
“It can enhance the quality of the road surface by reducing crack effects, rutting, and extending the lifespan of the road surface.
“Moreover, it can reduce long-term maintenance costs compared to conventional resurfacing methods used previously,” he added.