Selangor Journal
Personnel of the state-owned maintenance company Infrasel Sdn Bhd carrying out road repair works along Jalan Cross Ban 1 in Sabak Bernam, on August 8, 2023. — Picture by X/INFRASEL

Infrasel: Road repairs project nearing 90 pct, expected completion in September

By Zareef Muzammil

SHAH ALAM, Aug 22 — The implementation of 93 large-scale road repair projects throughout Selangor, which began in early June, is now 86 per cent complete, according to state-owned subsidiary Infrasel Sdn Bhd.

Its operations executive Abdullah Hanif Abd Ghalib said the road repairs under the Mega Road Resurfacing Project, at a cost of RM50 million should be completed by September.

Most of the critical roads are being repaired in Orang Asli settlements, upstream areas, and residential areas.

“Infrasel, as the implementing agency, received 118 road repair projects. These were carried out in stages involving cooperation with the local authorities, as well as the District and Land Offices.

“The relevant authorities will determine the priority of roads to be repaired, taking into account the public complaints,” he said when contacted.

Abdullah Hanif added that some minor challenges emerged during the road repair works, concerning logistics and last-minute road diversions.

“At times, there are delays because other repair work, like drainage work on related roads, is being carried out by contractors. But overall, Infrasel has been carrying out its tasks smoothly,” he said.

On July 21, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the state government via Infrasel has successfully resolved over 80 per cent of road issues in Selangor.

He said the maintenance company receives an estimated 600 to 700 reports of damaged roads monthly since it was formed two years ago.

Previously, then-state executive councillor for infrastructure Izham Hashim said large-scale road repairs have been carried out in nine districts, covering a distance of 94.9 kilometres, which began last month.

The repairs involved 118 roads, including roads under the local authorities, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage, as well as the District and Land Offices.

They include 66 in Petaling, followed by Klang (39), Gombak (29), Hulu Langat (27), Sepang (19), Sabak Bernam (17), Kuala Langat (16), Kuala Selangor (11), and Hulu Selangor (eight).

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