Raja Nong Chik: Puduraya upgrading to be completed by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR, Tuesday 24 August 2010 (Bernama) — Upgrading works at the Puduraya bus terminal cannot be completed in time for Hari Raya due to a wrong estimation of the structure and works involved, said Federal Territories and Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin today.

He said once the project had started, the contractor appointed by UDA Holdings realised that more time would be required to complete the upgrading works to ensure it lived up to the expectations and needs of the public.

“UDA Holdings had initially hinted that the project would be completed and used two weeks before Hari Raya Aidilfitri but instead two weeks ago, I received a call from UDA (Holdings) that since the structure needed to be reviewed to include lifts and a number of other inclusions, it will be delayed,” he said.

Due to the recent development, the terminal would only be ready by end of the year as per what was stated in the initial contract, said Raja Nong Chik after handing out Hari Raya contributions of RM300 and dates to 400 low income families registered under the e-kasih programme.

Source: Sin Chew Jit Poh

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