Wednesday June 27, 2012
MRT Corp likely to award two viaduct packages
By SHARIDAN M. ALI
KUALA LUMPUR: Two viaduct packages worth close to RM2bil for the nation's biggest infrastructure project, Klang Valley My Rapid Transit (KVMRT), are expected to be awarded tomorrow.
“We are meeting the Prime Minister this Thursday on the matter and will soon thereafter announced the awards of Viaducts 2 and 3, which are quite a big projects as they run along several stations for each packages,” he said.
He added that these two awards were in the open tender category.
Each of the two viaduct packages is estimated to be worth slightly less than RM1bil.
Viaduct 2, with total length of 5.4km, runs along three stations and Viaduct 3, with total length of 6.26km, runs along four stations.
In general, these two packages will involve the construction of elevated civil works from stations in Kota Damansara to Section 17.
A viaduct guideway is an elevated guideway structure where the tracks for the MRT trains will be located in.
There are eight of these packages five under the open category and the remainder under bumiputra category.
The last viaduct package to be awarded is number eight, which is currently under tendering process.
In total, MRT Corp has awarded 31 of the total 85 Klang Valley MRT packages for Line 1 to date, valued at RM13.83bil. The remaining 85 packages for Line 1 would be awarded by December.
Line 1, which connects Sungai Buloh to Kajang via track that runs through the city centre, is made up of two phases.
The first phase is from Sungai Buloh to Semantan, and the second from Kajang to Taman Maluri.
Amir expects the first phase to be operational by December 2016, and the second by June 2017.