KUCHING: Recalcitrant and bad contractors will be given full notice and warned for failing to complete their projects according to schedule, stressed Datuk Peter Minos.
The Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman stated that if there are no improvements after such action, there would be no choice but to terminate them and get rescue contractors.
“I fully support the views shared by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian recently saying that any delay in government projects means going against the will of the government and the people
“The bad and irresponsible contractors – who do not follow the schedule – have taken advantage of the councils that do not have enough manpower to fully check and supervise them.
“They make millions of excuses for delays, procrastinate and act irresponsibly,” he said when contacted by the New Sarawak Tribune on Saturday (Feb 5).
Minos emphasised that the public’s interests had always been the councils’ top priority as any development promoted was to improve the facilities and benefit the locals.
“But it is often the bad contractors who fail the councils.
“As for us in MPKS, we meet and talk with the contractors monthly – telling them of their defaults, failings, demanding betterment and improvement.
“However, a few of them play coy and do not listen, hence, drastic action will be taken,” he added.
He reiterated that all councils really want to serve the public in their respective jurisdiction and they owe their duties to the public who deserve good service.
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