Upgrade of Jalan Kampung Paya Redan cuts commuting distance from 20 to 3.1 kilometres

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Kuala Lumpur, 25 March 2021 – The Director of Public Works (JKR) Melaka, YB Datuk Ir Ismail bin Abd Rahman, and secretary general (KSU) of the Ministry of Rural Development, YB Dato’ Dr Ahmad Jailani Bin Muhamed Yunus, recently signed the handover of the upgrading project of Jalan Kampung Paya Redan, Johor, Malaysia.

The village road project was designed according to the JKR road standard connecting Lebuh AMJ with Jalan Tiang Dua-Ayer Molek (M4). The 3.1-kilometre project includes the intersection of six villages and the construction of a 39-metre-long bridge.

This connection is expected to give a major benefit for Kampung Paya Redan, Kampung Bukit Nibong and Kampung Mawar, as well as nearby institutions such as JPJ Academy, Mara Professional College and Serenti Tiang Dua Center. Overall, the commuting distance has been shortened from 20 kilometres to only 3.1 kilometres. This improvement is expected to spur more economic activities in the areas.

JKR stated that the project involves the acquisition of 40 lots of land at a cost of RM11 million, which started on 22 March 2018 and was successfully completed on 24 February 2021. The original contract cost of this project was over RM22 million but was completed with an actual contract cost of around RM21 million, with a saving of RM1,146,526.88.

JKR congratulated the project team and the main contractor, Syntex Valley Sdn Bhd, for having successfully completed the project.

– Construction+ Online

Source: JKR