|Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia|
(JKR / PWD)
|Executive agency overview|
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
|Parent department||Ministry of Works Malaysia|
The Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR; Malay: Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia) 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.
The Public Works Department (PWD) was established in 1872 with Major J.F.A McNair as the first head of the organization.
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:-
The JKR's Roads Branch is responsible for building and maintaining roads in Malaysia, such as federal roads, state roads, bridges, interchanges, etc.
The JKR's Slope Engineering Branch is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all slopes in Malaysia.
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.
The JKR's Mechanical Branch is to maintain machinery and mechanical construction for the department.
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.