KUALA LUMPUR: A highway developer has denied that murky water in Sungai Klang reported recently had originated from the East Klang Valley Expressway project site.
The highway concessionaire said the project site where minor earthworks were being carried out at a section of Sungai Ampang near the Ampang Treatment Plant Intake was located 15km away from Sungai Klang.
“That is too far for any silt flow – if at all there was any – from our project site at Sungai Ampang to affect the water quality in Sungai Klang,” the statement said in response to media reports alleging that the EKVE construction project was the source of the river water contamination.
According to the highway concessionaire, the earthworks being carried out at the site were minimal as the highway was already nearing completion and works at the project site were being carried out in strict adherence to the erosion and sediment control plan at all times.
“Visits to the project site have been conducted by the Selangor Environment Department and the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council from time to time to ensure compliance.
“The Ampang Treatment Plant Intake had not been shut down when murky water was flowing in Sungai Klang, indicating that there was only a very low level of water turbidity in Sungai Ampang near where the project site was located,” according to the statement.
The EKVE, spanning a total length of 39.66km, is a dual-two lane toll highway between Bandar Sungai Long and Ukay Perdana, expected to be completed by July this year.