Bukit Kukus paired road to open partially by mid-2020

bukit-kukus-paired-road-planThe Penang government aims to complete the Penang Island City Council’s (MBPP) portion of the RM545.6 million Jalan Bukit Kukus paired road project by the middle of next year.

State Public Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman, Zairil Khir Johari said that 2.8 km out of the five-kilometre elevated paired road had been 75 per cent completed and the contractor would be requested to build a 200-metre road linking Jalan Paya Terubong near the Durian Cap Cangkul shack to the new highway for public access.

“As for the two other contractors that are involved in the remaining sections of the project, their parts will be delayed due to financial issues,” he told reporters at the Jalan Bukit Kukus project construction site here.

The two contractors, Geo Valley Sdn Bhd and PLB Land Sdn Bhd, are responsible for the remaining 1.4km and 0.8km stretches respectively.

Also accompanying Zairil were State Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh and representatives from MBPP, Drainage and Irrigation Department, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia, Department of Environment and the Mineral and Geoscience Department.

Earlier, a special task force under the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Committee code-named “Op Lumpur” was at the project site to check on the project’s compliance with the Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Plan (EPSCP).

Nine foreign workers died and four others were injured in a landslide at the Bukit Kukus project site on Oct 19, last year.

To prevent a similar disaster, the project resident engineer Amir Abdullah said several erosion and sediment control procedures had been undertaken to comply with the EPSCP checklist.

“To ensure safety, the construction site had carried out proper erosion control measures such as installing geotextile, creating check dams, silt traps and berms, and doing hydroseeding,” he added.

Source: Bernama


  1. trust
    May 30th, 2019 at 21:22 | #1

    i trust u..but will u complete on time?

  2. tahusamatahu
    May 31st, 2019 at 08:02 | #2

    No way !

  3. Rock & Rule
    May 31st, 2019 at 14:55 | #3

    Trust NGO the “New Government Organisation” better.

  4. TuaLampha
    June 4th, 2019 at 10:24 | #4

    When developer wants to build high dense condo, blocking the view of existing neighbouring condos, MBPP says developments have to take place, so must allow developer to build.

    When developer is in financial difficulties (but the boss is still getting chauffeured around in his s-class lah), MBPP says no problem, road can slow slow build lah, no hurry, wait until boss makes lots and lots of money again from those water fish property buyers, then only you continue building. And let’s all not mention anything about those pile and pile of money they made 5 years back during the property bull run.

    Now, when you penangites park your car at a yellow line area (not even blocking any traffic) for 3 minutes because there’s simply a shortage of public car park (as maybe most gov land has been sold to private parties for development), MBPP will CLAMP & SAMAN!!!! No compromise!! Welcome to our so called New Malaysia!! :)

  5. sailow
    June 4th, 2019 at 13:55 | #5

    Hmmm….the new malaysia sounds just like the old one. I think we’re all doomed. Its just new doom vs old doom. :))

  6. lawrence
    June 11th, 2019 at 09:24 | #6

    The MDPP keeps on constructing new roads but never upkeep the existing ones. A good example is the junction of Arygll and Larut Road. It’s like driving on the sea and for years MDPP has failed to rectify the situation. The opening at the start of Arygll Road has been covered with a sheet of GI sheet for years reflects poorly on their efficiency. Can the authorities please explain why they are dragging their feet ?

  7. Darren Tan
    October 14th, 2020 at 17:01 | #7

    It is now end of 2020. The road is still close….hahaha

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