This news article is taken from Utusan Online.
Ir. Mohd. Zin Pengerusi KTMB baru
KUALA LUMPUR 16 Nov. — Bekas Menteri Kerja Raya, Datuk Seri Ir. Mohd. Zin Mohamed dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) menggantikan Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek berkuatkuasa 1 Oktober lepas.
Menurut kenyataan Unit Komunikasi Korporat KTMB hari ini, pelantikan itu dibuat Kementerian Kewangan untuk tempoh dua tahun.
Mohd. Zin yang juga Anggota Parlimen Sepang, Selangor, pernah menjawat beberapa jawatan penting dalam syarikat-syarikat terkemuka di negara ini termasuk anggota Lembaga Pengarah untuk Perbadanan Putrajaya dan Telekom Malaysia Berhad.
Beliau memiliki kepakaran dalam bidang kejuruteraan awam peringkat sarjana dari Universiti Bradley, Peoria, Amerika Syarikat dan jurutera profesional berdaftar dengan Lembaga Jurutera Malaysia selain Ahli Persatuan Jurutera Awam Amerika Syarikat.
Penglibatan politik beliau bermula pada 1986 dan dipilih sebagai Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO untuk penggal kedua dan Ketua UMNO Bahagian Sepang sejak 2004 selain menjawat jawatan sebagai Pengerusi Kelab Penyokong Kerajaan (BNBBC).
Mohd. Zin merupakan Presiden Alumni Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) dan pernah memegang jawatan Timbalan Menteri Kerja Raya dari 2004 hingga 2008. – Bernama
I would like to congratulate Datuk Seri for his appointment as the new KTMB Chairman. Eh, why KTMB frequently changes its chairman? KTMB is in the midst of transformation now, and I believe they are doing their best in order to give the company a brighter future. In my opinion, frequent changing of a leader is not really a good practice.
Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project (EDTP) is one of the nation’s mega project. It consists of several scope of work, among them are The idea of Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP is revived back by the government in 2006 after it was shelved a few years ago to reduce Malaysia’s national budget deficit. As of now, the project is said to be going on track and will be completed somewhere in 2012.
comments from onetwenty: I’m glad that he also realizes the importance of having double-tracking project. It is my ambition to become part of KTMB as I want to contribute my bit towards Malaysia’s ‘Tunggak Pengangkutan Rakyat’. This project has been delayed for several years already. Now, we can see that it is being carried out slowly by the contractors. I wonder how much time they will take to finish this project. Lets see the developments so far:
Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP by states
Scope of Work
Route: Overall Length – 329 Km
Sector 1: Kedah Line
158 Km Bukit Mertajam – Padang Besar
Sector 2: Mainline
171 Km (Butterworth – Ipoh)
Total Station Buildings
- Major – 7
- Minor – 14
- Halt – 10
- Depot – 3
- Major Station – 2
- Minor -1
- Major Station – 1
- Minor – 4
- Halt – 3
- Major Station – 2
- Minor – 3
- Halt – 3
- Major Station – 2
- Minor – 6
- Halt- 4
- Bukit Berapit – 3.3km (Perak)
- Larut – 0.33km (Perak)
- Padang Besar (Perlis)
- Prai (P.Pinang)
- Bukit Mertajam (P.Pinang)
- Road Over Bridge (ROB) – 66
- Road Under Bridge (RUB) – 8
- River Bridge (RB) – 75
- Motorcycle/ Pedestrian Bridge – 45
- Prai Swing Bridge – 282 m
- Marine Viaduct (Bukit Merah) – 3.5km
- Signaling & Control
- www.2t.com.my official website for Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP. It contains almost everything that you want to know about Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP. The news related to Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP also can be found there.
On July 14th 2009, a U80 RapidKL bus from Shah Alam crashed onto Federal Highway’s motorcycle lane in Kuala Lumpur. Nevertheless, the driver only suffered from minor injuries and received outpatient while there are several people in the bus were injured badly.
A recall by one of the victims can be read here.
yes, such accidents do happen. While what happens can be said as parts of God’s plan (Islam and Christian supposedly have the same viewpoint in this), we should also understand that there is a urgent need for us to learn the lesson, albeit in hard way, and take necessary actions.
First of all, as one of RapidKL’s users, I found out that some of the times the bus drivers tend to drive the bus faster than most vehicles on the highway. Sure, most of them will deny this. By the way, RapidKL can obtain more accurate answers for this matter from GPS device attached (if there is any) and also from avid public transport users. Thus, actions can (actually) be taken against bus drivers who drive the bus in an unethical way.
Some of us might put the blame on the troublemaker vehicle (the one that allegedly caused the bus to swerve to the roadside). It might be true also as some of the passengers admit that they saw the vehicle speeding beside the bus just before the crash. Hmmm, that is another option.
Some blame the barriers at roadside are not strong enough to withstand extreme crashing force from the bus. That one I can say its true. Possible causes: Malaysia is not rich enough to purchase extra-strength road barriers, Extre-strength road barriers might harm road users, or Extra-strength road barriers is not practical to install.
The mystery remains unsolved.