Govt spent RM1.4m on road to Speaker’s house

BY KAMLES KUMAR
Fadillah said the construction at the official residence of Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia started on March 21 last year and was supposed to complete nine days ago. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Putrajaya spent RM1.4 million to build an alternative road to the official residence of Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia in leafy Jalan Tunku here.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the construction cost included a security post, electronic fencing and a design structure at the entrance.

"The total cost of building an alternative route to the official residence of the Dewan Rakyat Speaker on No 3, Jalan Tunku, Kuala Lumpur is RM1.4 million," he said in a written parliamentary reply.

Fadillah said construction started on March 21 last year and was supposed to be completed nine days ago.

However, it is now delayed due to a reschedule in concrete pavement works, he said.

"Currently the progress at the site is only 72 per cent compared to the 92 per cent scheduled. The main factor for the delay is because of the concrete pavement works which had to be rescheduled.

"However the project delivery is expected to be completed according to the scheduled contract," Fadillah added.

He was responding to DAP’s Serdang MP Ong Kian Meng who asked how much the government spent on the construction at Pandikar’s official residence.