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Jakarta Post

State-owned constructor faces reshuffle after accidents

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 14, 2018   /   04:14 pm
State-owned constructor faces reshuffle after accidents A section of the pier-head formwork of the Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu toll road project collapsed in Kebon Nanas, East Jakarta, on Feb. 20. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The board of directors of state-owned construction company PT Waskita Karya are facing a reshuffle as a punishment for several accidents in infrastructure projects involving the company, including the recent collapse of the elevated Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu (Becakayu) toll road in East Jakarta.

Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the reshuffle was one of six recommendations issued by the Construction Safety Committee (K2 Committee) as a punishment for the accidents that had killed a number of workers.

He said the recommendations were sent to the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry on Tuesday.

The replacement of the project leader of state-owned Hutama Karya, who was directly involved in the construction of the double-double track (DDT) project that collapsed in the Jatinega section recently, was another recommendation issued by the committee.

Meanwhile, the division head of consultant firm PT Virama Karya, which was responsible for several incidents, also faces removal from his position.

The committee also recommended that each state-owned enterprise needed to establish a division, which is responsible for quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE), and should be directly controlled by the president director.

The other recommendations included strong warning to Waskita Karta over several accidents and the improvements in the detailed processes of each construction project.

Meanwhile, the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry’s deputy for construction and infrastructure affairs, Ahmad Bambang, said the reshuffle in Waskita Karya would be carried out during the company’s shareholders meeting.

“We can implement the other recommendations as soon as possible,” he said as reported by (bbn)