Selangor Journal
State executive councillor for housing and culture Borhan Aman Shah speaks at the launching ceremony of the Shah Alam Gallery Open Exhibition at Shah Alam Gallery on January 27, 2024. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

MCO led to delays in Stamp Museum completion, says exco

SHAH ALAM, April 3 — The construction of a Stamp Museum in Section 14 here is experiencing delays, with one of the factors attributed to the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, thus pushing back its expected completion date.

State executive councillor for housing Borhan Aman Shah said at present, the construction progress for Selangor’s first stamp museum stands at 65 per cent, adding that the project is expected to be fully completed by 2026.

He said although there was a construction delay from the set schedule, work is ongoing and closely monitored.

“The museum was scheduled to be ready by this year. However, the project’s progress was disrupted during the implementation of the MCO due to a manpower shortage at the construction site,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

“There were indeed delays but work is ongoing and being closely monitored by the Public Works Department.”

Borhan said apart from the MCO, there were also several technical issues that contributed to the delay.

However, the contractors involved had been given a stern reminder to complete the construction works as stipulated.

Previously, Borhan was reported to have said that the state government would open three new museums early this year in order to continue efforts to preserve and document Selangor’s history, heritage and culture.

According to him, besides the Stamp Museum, the other two museums are the Selangor Art Gallery in Shah Alam and Textile Museum in Klang.

Meanwhile, commenting on the progress of the renovation works at the Sultan Alam Shah Museum in Section 14, Borhan said the museum is expected to reopen to the public in August at the earliest.

The Sultan Alam Shah Museum has been closed since 2019 for upgrading works of its galleries, namely the History Gallery, Custom and Culture Gallery, as well as Nature Gallery.

— Bernama

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