JKR Completed a Compact Bailey Bridge in Sungai Lui to Mitigate the Flood Impacts

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Hulu Langat, 3 January 2022 – The Ministry of Works through the Public Works Department of Malaysia (JKR) has completed the installation of the Compact Bailey Bridge at Mile 19, Jalan Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat. The Bailey Bridge Team of JKR Petaling started the bridge installation work in the evening, 1 January 2022.

In the flood incident in Hulu Langat district on 18 December 2021, the original bridge across Sungai Langat that connects the main road with several houses collapsed and caused residents to lose connectivity.

The installation work of the Bailey bridge at Jalan Sg Lui involved 14 members of the JKR Petaling Bailey Bridge Team and 20 members of the Royal Engineer Regiment. Meanwhile, the bridge abutment work was carried out by JKR Hulu Langat through a contractor. Work began at 3.00 pm on 1 January 2022, and the installation was completed at 5.00 am on 2 January 2022.

Construction work on the ramp and premix of this bridge will be implemented starting on Monday and is expected to be completed on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

Ministries and agencies have also activated the Disaster Operations Room (BigBen), JKR Malaysia, which operates 24 hours a day to monitor and report a flood or natural disaster situation throughout Malaysia.

As a corporate responsibility (CSR), the Ministry and Agencies have launched a Post-Flood Mission involving all Agencies under KKR starting on 19 December 2021. This mission includes deploying volunteers to assist in the evacuation of flood victims, aid delivery, house cleaning assistance, and the cleaning of public community centres such as schools, multipurpose halls, suraus and others.

In addition, KKR, Malaysian Highway Authority, Association of Malaysian Highway Concession Companies (PSKLM) and EKVE Highway also donated four water jets and 100 school bags to flood victims in Taman Sri Nanding. The Ministry will also provide rehabilitation services on an ongoing basis for the well-being of the people.

– Construction+ Online

Source: KKR