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Corvid-19 Puts a Temporary Hold on Geo-Ionic™ Road Trials in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Australasean Group's Executive Director, Greg Evans and Ardtech Road Sdn Bhd CEO Areezman Abdul Rahim, today jointly announced that further road trials of Project Innovations Geo-Ionic™ road stabiliser, would be suspended for an indefinite period.


Australasean Group acquired the Asia Pacific distribution rights to Geo-Ionic and Geo-Ionic Plus in September 2019, and Ardtech Road Snd Bhd where the first national distributor to be signed up.


"This is a very disappointing time for all business throughout the region and the world" Mr Evans said, "However we are extremely fortunate that our collegues and their families, are thus far safe and well", he added.


Geo-Ionic a state of the art compound was successfully trialed in the Malaysian province of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, in February 2020. 


When asked about the success of the trial Mr Areezman said "Having never applied the product before we commenced the road trial in Sarawak, our team were nervous prior to the event, however the product did exactly what the manufacturer purported it would do,  and the road set like concrete within 48 hours of the products application, despite local inclement weather"


"Everyone involved with the trial from the contractors to the Malaysian Army Engineers, were most impressed, and it will be the perfect product as governments increase infrastructure spending to boost their economies, post Corvid-19" Mr Areezman added.

Application of Geo-Ionic near Kapit on the island of Borneo.


"It was a very successful trial enabling us to highlight the product's environmental safety, longevity, ease of application and cost effectiveness, and it was certainly an adventure for David Smaluck, Managing Director of Project Innovations and myself, neither of us had travelled to Borneo before and we found conditions somewhat dissimilar to the environment in Western Sydney" said Mr Evans.

David Smaluck at a workers camp in Sarawak on the Island of Borneo


In Malaysia, the instability of the roads in remote areas due to monsoonal and other factors, means this in not only a commercial problem for the government, but also a social one"

Everything is delivered to the remote villages by boat until road construction is complete


Malaysia remains in lockdown in order to prevent the spread of Corvid-19. Australasean look forward to recommencing trials in Malaysia and Burma once the Corvid-19 pandemic is brought under control.


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