Residents of Chester Park and its surrounding areas in Batu Kawa, Kuching are having a hard time putting up with the relaxed progress of the drainage works (see pictures) which are taking place at an awfully snail’s pace.
The T-junction is now impassable and it has been like that for more than a week.
I know the contractors are doing their best to finish the job. But could they speed up their work? Residents have monitored their work and have come to a conclusion that the workers are slow – in fact very slow.
Why can’t they work round-the-clock to finish their job? It’s just a matter of getting the workers to work on shifts and paying them overtime. I know of some Foochow contractors who get their job done within a short timeframe because they are prepared to slog round-the-clock.
Remember Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing? He gained a reputation for efficiency and hard work and eventually caught the eye the country’s leaders.
He reportedly built the five-star Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort in just 100 days in 1991, ahead of the first Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) expo.
Ting even roped in his wife and worked alongside hundreds of workers all day and all night, motivating the people, an eventually finishing on time for Lima.
I only hope our contractors, especially the smalltime ones, will adopt the ‘TPK culture’ and speed up their small projects.
Back to the Batu Kawa housing estate drainage works. I hope the minister concerned will prod the contractors to speed up their work. It’s the landas season and the area immediately around the drainage works look filthy after a downpour.
Cepat-lah kawan. Jangan ambil masa terlampau lama!