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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Good Thing it Doesn't Rain in Space

As the nation blindly embarks on an epic adventure into space, following the Star Trek series motto of "Going Where No Malaysian Has Gone Before", it is somewhat a dampener to learn that 27 families in Sentul had their houses cleaned out courtesy of the Works Ministry that is making changes to a RM750m project that began in 2005.

Now the 2-foot culverts that have been installed are going to be replaced with 10-foot culverts. If you consider that the cross-section area of a culvert is the square of the radius, it looks as if the drainage capacity is being increased by 25 times. Don't they use computers to do such drainage analysis in the first place?

Of course the variation orders for this project has also gone up a few notches.

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