Kuching (Sarawak), 19 December 2019 – CMS Roads Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB), was recently among just 12 elite road industry companies from around the world to be recognised by The International Road Federation (IRF) at their prestigious annual Gala Awards Dinner in Las Vegas (Nevada – USA).
Speaking about the award, CMSB’s Group Managing Director, Y Bhg Dato Isaac Lugun said, “This is the big one for the road industry and I simply cannot upsell the achievement enough. There is no bigger award in the industry, and we won outright in the category of ‘QUALITY MANAGEMENT – LONG TERM MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE’, for our excellence in maintaining and developing State roads in Sarawak.
“The State Government’s foresight and vision to implement all those years ago a Performance Based Contracts (PBC) system for road development and maintenance was at the time revolutionary. It meant that contractors and concessionaires were accountable for their work and their response times in fixing any damages caused by rains, floods, tree falling or just wear-and-tear. In fact, our average response time of under one-hour (58.89 minutes to be precise) to be onsite was 30% to 40% faster than the accepted global standard. This again hails the State Government for introducing PBC’s which ultimately holds the roads concessionaires accountable and responsible. It also shows that our CMS Roads are the best Roads team in the State, highly trained, completely dedicated and have an experience level that is second to none.”
CMS Roads has over the years spared no expense in training staff, recruiting the best people, developing cutting edge innovations in R&D and purchasing state-of-the-art equipment, as can be noted by the statement by International Roads Federation Chairman, Abdullah Al-Mogbel who said, “”This year, the IRF honors 12 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road & highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists. As an industry, we understand the importance of setting a long-term agenda for our research activities and capital investments. By promoting innovations and the successes in our industry, we can provide a forward-looking road map for others to follow”.
“This year has been a real year of recognition for CMS. Never in the history of CMS have we picked up so many prestigious globally recognised and globally coveted awards. BrandLaureate – Conglomerate Award 2019, Gold at the 11th Global CSR Summit Awards, retaining Our FTSE4Good Rating and now this ‘International Roads Federation Quality Management – Long Term Management and Maintenance’. I am so proud of everyone at CMS and every division” concluded Dato Isaac.