The Housing Development Department and Public Works Department (JKR) signed contracts with private companies to address repair and maintenance issues at the Ministry of Development yesterday.
Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar witnessed the signings.
The contract for infrastructure repair works and the completion of construction for 140 units of H35 and H36 terrace houses in National Housing Scheme (RPN) Kampong Rimba worth over BND8 million went to Indramas Sdn Bhd. The project will take 18 months to complete and will accommodate the needs of applicants under the National Housing Scheme.
The Housing Development Department was represented by its Acting Director Haji Shaharuddin Khairul bin Haji Anuar, witnessed by Acting Deputy Director Haji Mohd Sufri bin Haji Abdul Hamid. Indramas Sdn Bhd was represented by its Managing Director Kavitha Mohan.
The ceremony also saw the signing of a designer’s warranty between the Housing Development Department with Gemilang Latif Associates, Alam Sejagat Consulting Engineers Sdn Bhd and Regional Consultants.
Haji Shaharuddin Khairul and Housing Development Department’s Head of Quantity Surveyor Rosniza binti Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani signed the contract with representatives of appointed contractors – Gemilang Latif Associates Managing Director Ar Mahri bin Haji Latif; Alam Sejagat Consulting Engineers Managing Director Ir Affandy bin Mohd Morshidi; and Regional Consultants Managing Director Ir Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Modin.
Under the JKR, the contract for integrated road maintenance on the Muara-Belait Highway has been awarded to DHHB Contractor and Engineering Sdn Bhd, to implement a more orderly and efficient road maintenance work for the safety and comfort of road users. The contract worth BND7.5 million will take 36 months to complete.
The contract for supplies and installation of clean water pipes from Kampong Sukang to Kampong Melilas has been given to Syarikat Noor Laila Jaya (Enterprise) (B) Sdn Bhd. The contract worth BND589,551 will be completed within 24 months. The project will also allow further development along the road leading to Ulu Belait.
JKR Acting Director General Ir Haji Mohd Salleh bin Haji Abdul Karim signed the contracts on behalf of the government agency, witnessed by Acting Director of Roads Rafitra bin Haji Abdul Razak and Acting Director of Building Services Ar Hajah Sarbiah binti Haji Burut. DHHB Contractor and Engineering was represented by its Director Haji Mohd Salleh bin Haji Mohd Noor and Syarikat Noor Laila Jaya by its Director Pengiran Umar bin Pengiran Lela Utama Pengiran Haji Mohd Said.