BINTULU: Contract agreements for a total of RM5,792,329.80 worth of projects were signed between Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) and the chosen contractors at BDA headquarters on Friday.
BDA was represented by its general manager Mohidin Ishak while the contractors were represented by their respective directors and managers.
The first contract is for the proposed bridge at Sungai Sebuan Besar in Kampung Jepak worth RM957,368 undertaken by Syarikat Perusahaan Bahagia.
The contract period is 10 months and the scope of works are bridgework, box gabions and piling works.
In the signing of the contract agreement, the company was represented by its manager Wong Chin Lee and project manager David Hwong Perng Sheh.
The second contract worth RM2,606,145.80 and tendered by Jayalu Sdn Bhd involves the construction and completion of the proposed drain at Taman Bamboo and Taman Beverly.
The project is scheduled for completion in 12 months’ time.
Its director Thomas Lu Khui Kai and site supervisor Charlie Mohamad represented the company at the signing of contract agreement ceremony.
Mohidin said it is a substantial project on the improvement of the living condition and facilities in the area which was earlier brought up by several political party members to BDA particularly on upgrading the drainage system.
The third contract is the proposed precast concrete u-drain along Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi by Kemena Holding Sdn Bhd. The RM1,077,240 project is expected to be completed in six months.
The company was represented by its director Hii Wei Ling and administrator Ting Fong Chiung.
Mohidin pointed out that this project planned by BDA is to improve the infrastructures in the central business district which is the downtown of Bintulu.
This also comes under the 9MP allocation.
The fourth contract involved the proposed extension and upgrading of Bintulu Esplanade including associated works at Jalan Main Bazaar.
The project worth RM1,151,576 is tendered to Sunmow contractor and is expected to be completed in six months’ time.
The contractor will be responsible for removing and disposing of affected existing works, tiling, extension of stage, cross-over, drain cover and gully trap, roadwork, road furniture and piling works.
Its general manager Kong Chiong Miew and project engineer Kong Chiong Ung represented the company at the signing ceremony.
Mohidin said the contractor would enlarge the esplanade while upgrading the other facilities in the area.
Asked whether there would be another toilet for the esplanade, Mohidin said BDA was still looking at the matter.
“Intention to build one new public toilet between the esplanade and the wet market has been proposed,” he added.
Mohidin hoped that contractors would meet with the deadlines as stipulated under the contract agreement.
Present at the function were Sarawak United People’s Party Bintulu branch chairman Henry Ling and political secretary to Bintulu MP Zaedy Nor Abu Nassir.