by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK/ pic by ARIF KARTONO
MMC Corp Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary, MMC Pembetungan Langat Sdn Bhd (MMC PLSB), recently distributed cookies and cash donations as Hari Raya gifts to residents involved in the Langat sewer network construction.
The company said the programme was targeted at enhancing the relationships formed with the affected residents especially since the Movement Control Order enforcement, which has placed a temporary halt on the centralised sewage treatment plant (CSTP) construction.
“Additionally, the contribution may foster strong relationships which will ease construction activities to be carried out without any major constraints, while creating great affiliation with the local community,” the company said in a statement last Friday.
The project itself has progressed steadily up to 91% and the company has intended on committing to the scheduled completion in 2023, supervised by the Sewerage Service Department under the Environment and Water Ministry.
MMC PLSB was entrusted as the design and build contractor for the completion of an integrated facility which combines wastewater treatment and public amenities comprising 16 badminton courts, two futsal courts, two sepak takraw courts and a playground for the surrounding communities.
It was reported that the project, which started in November 2015, has the longest micro-tunnelling curvature totalling 725m, as recorded in the Malaysia Book of Records last year.
The CSTP project is expected to benefit 920,000 populations.
It covers approximately 77.6 sq km of catchment area in Cheras and Kajang, and is located on a piece of 7.3ha land in Kampung Sungai Balak.
The government has pumped in at least RM1.5 billion into its construction.