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Tawau Central Market RM200,000 toilet not up to standard January 18, 2012

Posted by wong jimmy in Tawau market.
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The RM200,000 new toilets at the Tawau central market is not up to standard does not impress me and I am not happy with the quality and condition of the new toilets after personally visiting the washroom yesterday.
With such a big allocation, the toilet should be impressive with first class look and high quality material used, or like those at three stars hotel.

The materials are of poor quality, the workmanship are poor and shabby. There are leaking and some flush at the men’s toilet are already not working because the materials used are of poor quality. The tiles finishing at the wash bowl is bad and can cause injury to public especially small children. Have a look for yourself and tell me that toilet is worth RM200,000.

Some of the women also complaint that the women toilet finishing was rough and their dresses get caught at the edge of walls and doors because of bad finishing at the edges of walls and so on.

On behalf of the public, I demand the toilet be redone. Change the faucet, flush and pipes with quality ones. The finishing must be professionally done and not shabby as it is now. This is for the public, using public money and it must worth the RM200,000.

I had met Tawau Municipal Council (TMC) President Datuk Ismail Mayakob and was informed that the budget to renovate or repair the central market will be out this year.

The public and traders expectation are high after so many years. Leaks in the ceiling, piping clogged, chairs and tables damaged, lighting and fans not working, tiled floor not polished as stipulated in the agreement of the contractor, and many more.

I hope the council will award the works to be done to qualified contractors as this will save the council on maintenance and repair works.

As we see it now, the newly completed toilets are already needing repair, which should not be so if the contractor is a qualified one.

On September 10 last year, the Sabah Local Government and Housing Ministry has approved RM350,00 for repair of the lift and building of a public toilet at the market.

The minister, Datuk Hajiji Noor, has directed the Tawau Municipal Council to submit the cost needed to repair the ceiling of the market which houses more than 700 traders.

He said RM200,000 was allocated for the public toilet, and RM150,000 for the lift. The estimated cost for repair of the ceiling is between RM300,000 and RM500,000 and he wanted to know the exact cost before looking for funds.

 

 

 

Clogged plumbings – food & drinks stall owners suffering August 8, 2007

Posted by wong jimmy in Tawau market.
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water.jpgDAP Tawau branch  Secretary Chan Foong Hin and me visited the Tawau Pasar Tanjung on Sunday and stalls owners at the 3rd floor selling food and drinks were complaining that the council’s contractor is not doing a good repair and maintenance job as most of the stalls floor were wet due to clogged pipes and leakings.
There were many other complaints, among them tables and chairs that need replacement or repairs and garbage collection. I hope the Tawau Municipal Council (TMC) who is also the building owner of one of the biggest market in the country would come and have a closer look at the situation.
I am sure other stalls would had their business closed on the dot by TMC, however at its own building with clogged pipes, wet floor, unpleasant smells, dirty floorings, leakings, spoilt tables and chairs, business is allowed. Is this double standards? TMC should close the building and get it repaired, cleaned and repainted, before they tell other restaurants and food sellers about health, hygiene and cleanliness.