The Centralised Sewage System for Kuching city centre is now 72 per cent completed.

An artist’s impression of the gravity flow system in Kuching city.— Photos courtesy of Sewerage Department Sarawak

According to a report by a local paper, the delay was caused by tunnelling works due to different soil conditions.

The report further informed that despite the delay, no further cost was incurred with the contractors appointed now slowly closing up the holes involved in the digging works.

The first phase of the project costing RMRM530 million which began since 2008 is expected to be completed by latest by March 2013. It was expected to be completed by October this year.

The turnkey contractor is Kumpulan Nishimatsu-Hock Seng Lee Consortium.

[News source]