22 November 2016

Malaysia's Sukhoi Service Centre Project Delayed

22 November 2016

Sukhoi Su-30MKM (photo : MMP)

Unqualified contractors blamed for delay in Mindef's Sukhoi service centre project

PETALING JAYA: The construction of a RM73mil service technical centre (STC) for the maintenance of Sukhoi SU-30MKM fighter aircraft at TUDM Gong Kedak, Terengganu Air base was less than satisfactory, according to the 2015 Auditor-General's Report (Series 2).

The report revealed that a slow construction progress during the first 10 months which resulted in a takeover by a nominated sub-contractor on Jan 15 last year.

"The progress of the project within the first 10 months between March and Dec 2014, was not satisfactory as it only reached 3.3% progress compared to its target of 39.1% based on the actual working schedule," said the report.

The construction of the centre was part of the Government's obligation under a countervailing programme for the acquisition of Sukhoi SU-30MKM fighter aircraft which includes an issuance of aircraft components with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise (Rosoboronexport), Russia.

The project consisted of a hangar building, ADZ bay, POL store, AGSV/E garage, shelter, ramp service, apron area and a special equipment procurement site.

Western Equipment in the Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flankers of Malaysia (photo : Gempurwira)

The Defence Ministry (Mindef) on Apr 15 had engaged the Public Works Department (JKR) as the implementing agency for the project.

"The construction of the STC is to ensure that Sukhoi SU-30MKM fighter aircraft will always be at an optimum level to be operated during mission or training purposes," said the report.

The Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MOF) had appointed Sharikat Pembenaan Setia Jaya Sdn Bhd (SPSJ) as the contractor, with a contract value of RM71.49mil through a "Design and Build" approach.

"SPSJ was selected via a restricted tender process and a Letter of Award was granted on March 10, 2014 followed by a formal contract which was signed on July 7, 2014 within a completion period of 78 weeks.

The report noted that the appointment of an unqualified and financially unsound contractor had affected project implementation and progress.

"The second Extension of Time (EOT 2) was approved even though a Certificate of Non Completion (CNC) has been issued. However, construction works were satisfactory except for a few non-compliance, inadequacies, and defective issues which requires appropriate measures to be taken.

The report recommended that the Defence Ministry ensure that contractors be appointed based on their experiences, qualifications and capabilities to execute the project.

In reply to the Treasury, JKR had issued written warning letters, repeated warning to the contractors during site visits, monitoring coordination, and technical meetings.

 (The Star)

9 komentar:

  1. Its corruption. Now adays this country is on a toplist of the most corrupt country in the world. I been to this country 3 years ago. I dont like the place and the people

    1. yeah right...because u r a dickhead, every where u go, nobody will like u.
      toplist of the most corrupt country? based on what ranking? who provide u the source?

    2. You put a laptop in front of you and make some research so you will know a lot of spurce from media to independent survey. I may refer to have my next vacation to bangkok singapore and manila. And beside malaysian are not foreign friendly people. Most of them are disrespectful. Here in France, i like most Asean except malay

  2. well maybe people in there almost like you...
    who know right??

  3. And opps i refuse to choose malaysia airline to ride amd it is not safe to people. Air france amd thai air is good.

    1. man i do agree on the corruption part though we are not no1 in the list, not trying to protect my corrupt politician here. but you could not just say you dont want to choose mas because it was not safe. mh17 is unfortunate while mh370( i dont know what really happened as there are too many theory). air france had a lot of accident as well before but i still choose it. you are just being a racist commentator and im sorry if my fellow malay was rude to you as i do agree that they are a bunch of misguided fool(thanks to some stupid and corrupt government official). most malay only focus on stupid politics and believe those corrupt politician no matter what they do but im proud to say that im not one of those majority.

  4. Wel it shows that what happened to those incidents involving MAS tht the airline and your space agency have not carefully plan although all the world knows that the route via those infested islamist are prone to missile attack. Does malaysia did not anticipate what gonna happen? For mh370 try to convince your government to find the root cause of accident. So slow. For air france accident, all are those identified. Thats what we focus on investigating those incident that is why weave learned from it

  5. Im not a racist folks if i did not saw what your fellow malay did to my fellow traveler in your country. As far as i remebered, im not sure if it is indonesea or vietnamese tht a malay shouted on him telling that
    .you are poor and malaysian did not like you.go home or i will kick you ass. I saw and heard that folk. That is why i promosed that i will not gping back on your corrupt and bastard country

  6. I may say that malaysian are disrespectful pretending to be rich and intelligent which is not. So stupid