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Wednesday August 17, 2011

MRCB and Sunway win LRT extension contracts

By EUGENE MAHALINGAM
eugenicz@thestar.com.my


PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) and Sunway Holdings Bhd have won contracts worth RM1.33bil and RM569mil for the light rail transit extension of the Ampang line and Kelana Jaya line respectively from Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB).

In separate statements yesterday, Sunway and MRCB said the contracts for the construction and completion of facilities (Package B) were awarded to their respective wholly-owned units - Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd and MRCB Engineering Sdn Bhd (MESB).

Sunway said it expected the contract to boost its construction order book to approximately RM2.5bil.

“Under Package B awarded to Sunway Construction, the facilities works will involve the construction and completion of facilities along a 8.1km route from Persiaran Kewajipan, Subang Jaya to Putra Heights.

The works include site clearance, earthworks, viaduct construction, roadworks, drainage works, traffic management, structural works and temporary works.

“The project is expected to contribute positively to the Sunway group's earnings for the financial year ending 2012 onwards. Works on the project is estimated to be completed in 29 months from the date of possession of the site,” it said.

In a separate development, Sunway Holdings also said it has been shortlisted by SPNB to bid for all the Mass Rapid Transit packages under the open category which includes elevated civil works, stations and depot.

MRCB told Bursa Malaysia yesterday that its contract from SPNB would involve the construction and completion of facilities works that include the fabrication and delivery of segmental box girders (Package B) for the Ampang line extension project. The construction period will be 30 months from the date of possession of site.

MRCB also said the SPNB had awarded MESB, the sub-contract for the fabrication and delivery of segmental box girders (Package B) for the Kelana Jaya line extension project. MESB is a nominated sub-contractor to Sunway Construction for the sub-contract worth RM67.2mil.

The construction period for the works is 20 months.

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