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WCE project delay due to main contractor's poor performance — exco

IPOH (Aug 26): Construction of the West Coast Expressway (WCE), which starts from the Beruas junction to Taiping Selatan, is experiencing a delay compared to the actual schedule following the poor performance of the main contractor.

Perak Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Public Transport Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Zolkafly Harun said West Coast Expressway Sdn Bhd had taken over the remaining construction work in Section 11 of the Trong state constituency.

“The state government has also been briefed on the matter and the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has committed to completing the remaining work on this project, which is another 48%, according to the new timeline.

“The project is expected to be completed in January 2024,” he said in reply to a question from Jamilah Zakaria (Barisan Nasional-Trong) at the 14th State Legislative Assembly sitting here today.

Mohd Zolkafly said the works being carried out are earthworks, rock blasting and the construction of structures and bridges, drains, slopes and others.

"Although construction work is allowed to continue, there are major constraints on the supply of building materials following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) and enhanced MCO (EMCO),” he added.

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