Thursday, 28 February 2013

Kalabakan-Sapulut Road in bad condition // 加拉巴干-西必律马路情况恶劣


政府于一年半前开始在该段145公里长的马路进行了重修和铺设泊油的工作,该工程耗费RM267million。 其工程包括将路面进行重铺以及铺设泊油路面。该项工程进度非常缓慢,而且还有很多工作要做。
政府已经花费了那么多钱以提升加拉巴干通往西必律的马路,然而马路的状况并没有任何好转。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲专程驾车行驶在该段145公里的马路,他发现从加拉巴干通往西必律的马路真的很破烂。 该段马路的情况非常差,到处都是松散的砾石路面和满是深坑洼,加上许多处的马路地基已高度损坏,对马路使用者造成危险。 有些路面的坑洞约有三尺深,小型车辆几乎无法通行。


The condition of the Kalabakan-Sapulut Road is not getting any better after so much money had been spent to upgrade the road.

The contract on redo and surfacing the road had commenced one and a half year ago with a contract sum of RM267 million for the 145 KM of road. The work is in progress and certain portion of the road is under resurfacing work and the asphalt (premix) is being paved on. The progress is slow and there is much work to do before we can see the surfacing work finally completed.


The KK MP Hiew King Cheu made a trip specially to experience the 145 KM of bad road linking from Kalabakan to Sepulut. The whole stretch of road of road is really bad and dangerous to drive on due to the loose gravel surface and deep potholes coupled with lengths of damaged road base. Some area is even as deep as three feet which is almost impassible to small vehicles.


Hiew said the road is used by many logging trucks and other vehicles, and the over loaded logging trucks is the major cause of the bad road condition. The logging trucks are transporting timber logs from the nearby forest to either the log pond in Kalabakan or to the saw mills in Keningau. There are many trips per day and it is very damaging to the already weak road base.



During the drive through on the road MP Hiew noticed that the road shoulder on both side of the road is not being constructed, and there is a deep drop of 2 feet from the edge of the new road pavement. The road shoulder is not in place but the premix had been applied. It is not understand how the contractor can compact the premix or the road shoulder material if it is constructed in this manner. The normal construction practice is that the fill material on the road shoulder must be placed and compacted with the road base together at one-go, so that there is an even compaction and consolidation of the material. Now the road base is being built up to its full thickness but leaving the road shoulder on both side empty. This newly surfaced road posses a danger to the road users because there is shear drop in level. If the driver is not careful he will fall over easily. The heavy logging truck will damage the road verge when moving too close to the road edges during cornering or trying to avoid the opposite coming truck. The whole trailer may over turn and collapse into the empty road shoulder.

The engineering consultant, JKR and the contractor must pay special attention to rectify the situation on the road shoulder. The width of the road is very narrow, we wonder why the so called highway is having such a narrow width.

On the other hand, it is learnt that even though the contract sum is RM267 million, the Parliament approved a budget of RM250 million for the job, but the sub-contractor only been given some RM120 million to get the job done. If it is true, what happened to the rest of the contract amount, where has it gone to? Does this indicate a big portion of the contract sum being taken by some “powerful person”? Do we get good quality road when bulk of the contract sum had been siphoned away? The poor sub-contractor has to make ends meet and struggle hard to finish the work, not to mention cutting corners. The previous contractor who built the road did not do a good job, and therefore we need to engage a second contract to carry out the upgrading and laying of the road surface. Are we sure that we are going to get a good road built this time around? It is everyone’s guess.

Pic : bad Kalabakan Rd

KK MP Hiew King Cheu


加拉巴干-西必律马路情况恶劣

政府已经花费了那么多钱以提升加拉巴干通往西必律的马路,然而马路的状况并没有任何好转。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲专程驾车行驶在该段145公里的马路,他发现从加拉巴干通往西必律的马路真的很破烂。 该段马路的情况非常差,到处都是松散的砾石路面和满是深坑洼,加上许多处的马路地基已高度损坏,对马路使用者造成危险。 有些路面的坑洞约有三尺深,小型车辆几乎无法通行。

邱氏说,许多的载木桐的大罗里和其他车辆的都使用该段马路,超载的大罗里是导致该段马路变得更糟糕的主因。许多载木桐的大罗里从附近的森林运送木桐前往加拉巴干的木塘或根地咬的板厂。 这些重型罗里每天在运送木桐,造成本来就不结实的马路地基变得更加破烂。

政府于一年半前开始在该段145公里长的马路进行了重修和铺设泊油的工作,该工程耗费RM267million。 其工程包括将路面进行重铺以及铺设泊油路面。该项工程进度非常缓慢,而且还有很多工作要做。

邱国会议员在该段马路上行驶时,他注意到该段马路的两侧路肩并没有建好,马路面的边缘有2尺深。 路肩还没进行铺上泥土和石块,但是路面却已经铺上了泊油。 邱氏不明白承包商为何在没有建好路肩的情况下,就进行路面铺设沥青的工作。 其实在正常施工的做法是首先要兴建路肩,然后才铺上沥青,接着一次过压实路面地基和路肩,这样马路才会耐用。 现在该段马路的地基已建至应有的厚度,但却马路两侧反而没有路肩。 由于马路两侧是直陷两尺多深,将会危及马路使用者的安全。 如果司机不小心就很容易造成交通意外。 重型罗里如果行驶时太靠近马路边缘,也将会造成马路边缘的破裂,尤其是在转弯时,或者要避免对面来的车辆而需要行驶靠往路边。 此外也肯定会导致长型拖车因过度转弯,不小心陷入腾空的路肩而造成翻车意外。

该马路的工程顾问,工务局和承包商必须要特别注意和纠正该问题,以及尽快把路肩建好。 邱氏说,该段高速公路没有应有的宽度,非常狭窄,他实在是不明白为何这道所谓的高速公路的宽度是如此狭窄。

据悉该工程的费用是RM267 million,在国会批准的是RM250 million,但是二手包商却只得到RM120 million的金额把马路建好。 如果这是真实的,那么该合约里其余的金额去了那里? 这是否意味着合约里大部分金额已经分给‘某些人’。 如果大量的金额被抽走,马路品质就变差了。 之前的二手承包商可能也因入不敷出,必需偷工减料的去完成该工程。 由于之前的承包商没有把马路建好,因此政府必须找另一家承包商来进行提升和铺设路面的工作。 如此情况下,我们会有机会获得品质良好的马路,还是又来一段‘豆腐渣’马路? 大家心中有数。

图:加拉巴干马路