Malaysian Public Works Department

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Malaysian Public Works Department
Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia (JKR)
Coat of arms of Malaysia.svg
Executive agency overview
Formed1872
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur,
Malaysia,
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
Parent departmentMinistry of Works Malaysia
Websitewww.jkr.gov.my

The Malaysian Public Works Department (Malay: Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia), abbreviated JKR, is the federal government department in Malaysia under Ministry of Works Malaysia (MOW) which is responsible for construction and maintenance of public infrastructure in West Malaysia and Labuan. In Sabah and Sarawak, a separate entity of Public Works Department exists under respective state government's jurisdiction but both departments are also subordinate to the parent department at the same time.

History[edit]

The Public Works Department (PWD) was established in 1872 with Major J.F.A McNair as the first head of the organization.(taken from JKR Malaysia website : http://www.jkr.gov.my/app-jkr/page.php?id=74)

List of JKR's branches[edit]

Menara Kerja Raya, the PWD Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, seen from Jalan Sultan Salahuddin.

Building Branches (Cawangan-Cawangan Bangunan)[edit]

The JKR's Building Branches is responsible for building and maintaining government buildings in Malaysia such as public government offices, schools, hospitals, police and army facilities, port and airports etc. It consists of:-

  1. General Building Works Branch (Cawangan Kerja Bangunan Am)
  2. Health Works Branch (Cawangan Kerja Kesihatan)
  3. Security Works Branch (Cawangan Kerja Keselamatan)
  4. Education Works Branch (Cawangan Kerja Pendidikan)
  5. Airport and Maritime Works Branch (Cawangan Kerja Penerbangan Udara dan Maritim)

Road Branch (Cawangan Jalan)[edit]

The JKR's Roads Branch is responsible for building and maintaining roads in Malaysia, such as federal roads, state roads, bridges, interchanges, etc.

Slope Engineering Branch (Cawangan Kejuruteraan Cerun)[edit]

The JKR's Slope Engineering Branch is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all slopes in Malaysia.

Electrical Branch (Cawangan Kejuruteraan Elektrik)[edit]

The JKR's Electrical Branch is responsible for installing, maintaining and wiring electrical components such as the installation of street lights and traffic lights on roads, electrical wiring for government buildings, etc.

Mechanical Branch (Cawangan Kejuruteraan Mekanikal)[edit]

The JKR's Mechanical Branch is to maintain machinery and mechanical construction for the department.

Military Works Branch (Cawangan Kerja Tentera)[edit]

The JKR's Military Works Branch is responsible for the construction and maintains all military bases and facilities in either Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Maritime Enforcement Agency.

List of JKR infrastructures[edit]

See also[edit]

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