How much is the repair for Kepong MRR2
Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Lumpur, Thursday) : I
call on the Works Ministry to make public the detailed expenditure for the
Kepong MRR2 (flyover) project, including the real expenditure for the
repair of the extensive cracks.
Today, we are happy to celebrate Federal Territory Day with the myriad
programmes at Merdeka Square, officiated by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The PM is visibly happy. In the midst of the
celebration, we look at cetain unhappy things such as the Kepong MRR2
At the end of last year, the Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu
announced the complete opening of the flyover, three lanes in each
direction. While this shows that the repair works is completed, we are
still waiting for the details of the expenditure on the flyover as well as
the actual cost of the repair.
Kepong MRR2 is virtually similar to many flyovers along the Kuala Lumpur
Middle Ring Road 2. So far, other flyovers show no defects. Kepong MRR2
has 33 cross beams, 31 of which were cracked.
In 2006, the Works Minister went to the Prime Minister to announce the
appointment of a British consultant to do the repair of the cracks for
RM14 million. Two weeks later, the Works Ministry had the approval of the
Cabinet to replace the British with a German sonsultant, costing RMN40
million. Now, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu admitted that the repair cost was
When the PM made the announcement, the cost of the repair was to be borne
by the contractor. Hitherto, the Government has paid first.
We need to know the details of the total cost of the Kepong MRR2 project,
including the heavy repair. Who pays for the repair?
Dr Tan Seng Giaw
National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong