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Portion of West Coast Expressway only to be completed in 3 years

A PORTION of the West Coast Expressway (WCE) project is expected to only be completed in the next three years due to problems faced by appointed contractors and land acquisition issues.

Works Minister Fadillah Yusof said his ministry is aware of the problems faced and has taken appropriate measures, including changing the alignment of the project.

“For the land acquisition process, as we know, it is not under our (ministry’s) control but under the state government. They have had to settle a lot of things. When the land is not ready, the project cannot be carried out,” he said after officiating at the 2022 Malaysia Public Works Department Senior Officials’ Conference today.

“So I expect a portion of the WCE to only be completed three years from now.”

He also said the contractor is facing some technical problems at a section of the WCE alignment from Tanjong Karang-Sabak Bernam, Selangor and subsequently, IJM Corporation Bhd took over the project.

It has been reported that based on the original schedule, the WCE project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 or early 2023, but there are some delays due to land acquisition issues and new alignments in certain areas. – Bernama, June 21, 2022.

21 Jun 2022 TheMalaysianInsight