KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid
Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) is expected to call for tenders for 18
elevated civil, station and depot work packages worth around RM15 billion
for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang line in
the first half of this year, people close to the company said.
The value is for the first phase of the project involving some 20 kilometres
between Maluri and Kajang, a source said. Some 28 companies have been
pre-qualified to bid for the jobs.
They include Sunway, IJM Corp Bhd, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd, Gadang
Holdings Bhd, Muhibbah Engineering Bhd, Mudajaya Corp Bhd, MTD, Loh & Loh
Corp Bhd, Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd, WCT Bhd, TRS, Ahmad Zaki Resources
Bhd, Naim Engineering Sdn Bhd and Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn Bhd.
Of the 18 packages, there are eight packages each for elevated civil and
station works, and two packages for depot. These packages are divided into
two categories – the open category
and the Bumiputera category.
The source said tenders for phase two of the KVMRT project will be called in
the second half of 2012, also valued at about RM15 billion.
“MRT Corp is trying to finish awarding the jobs within this year. The
company is expected to raise bonds soon for the award of some jobs,” the
source told Business Times.
MRT Corp, set up under the Ministry of Finance, is the MRT project owner and
MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd is the project delivery partner (PDP).
The MRT, which is expected to cost about RM50 billion, is a proposed
electrified passenger rail line running from Sungai Buloh to Kajang that
will consist of high capacity trains running on a dedicated electrified
The line will start from Sungai Buloh cutting through the Kuala Lumpur city
centre to Kajang in a distance of 51km, comprising a 9.5km underground
tunnel between Jalan Semantan to Maluri.
The KVMRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line is set to be completed by July 2017.
Business Times reported late last year that there are five contenders for
the underground tunnelling works worth an estimated RM9 billion to RM12
They are Gamuda-MMC Corp, Gadang-Hyundai, China’s Sinohydro Group, China
Railway Corp and Japan’s Taisei Corp.
The source said MRT Corp is likely to spend around RM10 billion for system
works and rolling stocks.
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