No more delays in infrastructure projects - Transport Minister

KOTA KINABALU: The Transport Ministry will no longer tolerate further delays in its development projects, especially in upgrading or putting up new infrastructures. Its minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Kiat said any problem on the part of the contractors must immediately be conveyed to the ministry in order to work out immediate solutions.

“I have already directed my officials to issue an ultimatum (to contractors) of all the ministry’s projects that there should no longer be any delays. We do not want to allow further delays that could derail our efforts in
implementing the ministry’s National Key Result Areas (NKRA),” he told reporters after launching AirAsia’s inaugural Kota Kinabalu-Taipei flight, here on Jan 15.

Ong was commenting on the delay of the upgrading of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) which will now only be completed a year later than the expected date. The ministry was aware of the reasons for the delay, especially on the part of the contractors, and said it was outside the control of the ministry and Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad.

However, he said the airport was now about 90 percent complete and is expected to be fully operational by May 19. -- Bernama
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