KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), which yesterday awarded five more contracts worth RM519.5 million for the Klang Valley MRT project, said the 51km Sungai BulohKajang Line is 45.6% completed, leaving 11 work packages to be awarded.
“Progress on the MRT project is good, standing at 45.6% for elevated and underground construction, as at May 31. Underground construction itself has shown significant growth too, which is now at 61.5%,” MRT Corp chief executive officer Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid said in a statement yesterday.
“With the five contracts awarded, we now have only 11 more work packages to be awarded. All remaining contracts will be given out this year,” he said.
To date, 74 out of 85 work packages have been awarded for the construction of the Sungai BulohKajang MRT Line.
Azhar is confident that MRT Corp will achieve the target of first phase operation by December 2016, and full operation by July 2017. The first phase will run from the Sungai Buloh Station to Semantan Station, while Phase 2 will include the seven underground stations and the remaining elevated stations all the way to the Kajang Station.
The latest awards were made by the OneStop Procurement Committee (OSPC) on June 17, which was chaired by Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
The packages were awarded to Kone Elevator (M) Sdn Bhd (RM68 million), Perkasa Sutera Sdn Bhd (RM128.9 million), RD Resources Sdn Bhd (RM123.2 million), Innoseven Sdn Bhd (RM116 million) and Budaya Restu Sdn Bhd (RM83.4 million).