MRT awards 31 work packages worth RM13.8b
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 – Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd has awarded 31 of the 85 My Rapid Transit (MRT) work packages valued at RM13.8 billion.
“Most of the companies have commenced some level of works,” its Strategic Communications and Public Relations Director, Amir Mahmood Razak said.
Speaking at a media briefing here today, he said 23 work packages are currently being evaluated with 31 yet to be called.
“We expect the remaining packages to be awarded before the year-end,” he added.
Meanwhile, Amir said Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd had commenced work on the MRT Viaduct work packages (V4) worth RM1.17 billion for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line.
The V4 was awarded in early May this year and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
Amir said Sunway Construction would build a 6.6 kilometre viaduct with three stations along the line, namely Section 16, Pusat Bandar Damansara and Semantan, with a provisional station at Bukit Kiara.
“In order to minimise disruption and maintain continued serenity in the neighbourhood, a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan with a 24-hour hotline and Emergency Response Team will be enforced,” he added.
He said the V4 was one of the largest viaduct work packages out of the eight offered by MRT Corp.
Of the eight, five have now been awarded, with IJM Corporation Bhd and Ahmad Zaki Resources Bhd being awarded the work packages V5 and V6 respectively, valued at RM1.738 billion in January.
Syarikat Muhibbah Perniagaan & Pembinaan Sdn Bhd and MTD Construction Sdn Bhd were awarded the packages V1 and V7 respectively, worth RM1.589 billion.
“The V2, V3 and V8 will be awarded within this quarter,” Amir said. – Bernama