Saturday, October 28, 2006

JKR Unable to carry out project?

Pak Lah said:

"We, in the Cabinet have decided that if JKR (Public Works Department) is unable to carry out a project, we will let other contractors help out. There are many other possible methods. Interested parties should submit their proposals. We will select the best in terms of quality and pricing."

JKR unable to carry out a project? OMG, JKR, how is it that such a big institution with thousands of engineers and hundreds of Pengarah, with 100 years of background experience, you are not capable or unable to carry out a project? I don't see the reason unless it's JANGAN KERJA RAJIN or JAGA KAKI ROMPAK!

JKR, and all the engineers, do you have other reasons?

Was it JKR's fault?

Was it JKR's fault too?

2 weeks have passed, yet many still waiting!!!!

Computer Lab fiasco & Matrade Building; Was it JKT's fault?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Cynic Bridge Compensation

Bridge claim worked out

Samy Vellu said the PWD had studied the claims by Gerbang Perdana and had decided on an appropriate quantum. Asked whether the quantum sought was reasonable, he said the PWD was always stringent with claims for compensation and required justification from contractors.

Gerbang Perdana had submitted claims totalling RM360mil for the cancellation of the project.

“We don’t give in easily as it is the people’s money. We must be careful in making our evaluation and only when we feel that their (contractors’) request is fair do we decide on their claims,” he said.

He said the Finance Ministry would have the final say as to how much the Government would pay Gerbang Perdana.

From my information, the PWD's claim experts had recommended less than RM10 million compensation. I just wonder how the treasury would award the compensatory damages. The question arise:

Has the PWD officers been reasonable in their assessment and would the Treasury and the minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop be far gracious to the "special ones"?

We will wait ... I just smell rats? Is it in PWD office or Treasury's office? em!!!!

Monday, October 2, 2006

PM: Pay as Contracted

PM wants government to make prompt payment for services and goods

Monday October 2, 2006

The Star Online

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wants Ministries, departments and agencies to make payment for services and goods provided to them without delay.

The Prime Minister has also ordered the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and the Implementation and Co-ordination Unit (ICU) to issue reminders to the ministries and departments to make the payment as soon as possible.

“I want payments for goods and services provided to the Government be paid expeditiously. Do not wait any longer.

"If the goods had already been supplied and services has been provided to us, then there is no reason to delay payment.

“A contract is a form of promise and if the other party has carried out their part of the deal, then we should carry out ours, which is to pay them for their services,” he told staff of the Prime Minister’s Department at its monthly gathering here on Monday.

The Prime Minister said in Islam, it was important that responsibility be carried out and promises be kept, adding that fulfilling one’s part of the contract was viewed seriously by the religion.

He said delay in payments would not benefit the Government which did not want unpaid bills to pile up, making payment a problem.

“If we do not pay, a lot of people will suffer.

"Workers will not get paid, banks will not be paid for the loans issued and suppliers could not supply construction materials because of they get paid late.

“This will cause anger and dissatisfaction against the Government.

"Therefore, I want to remind ministries, department and agencies to expedite payments and I want the central agencies to remind them on this,” he said.

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