KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): The Ampang Line Extension Project (LEP) has been awarded to George Kent (M) Bhd – Lion Pacific Sdn Bhd JV, according to Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana).
In a statement Tuesday, Prasarana said the JV was 100% locally-owned companies and well supported by reputable local and international multi-disciplinary technical partners, with proven track records in their respective field of systems implementation expertise.
“Additionally, some of the key sub-systems proposed also have synergy with Prasarana’s current operations, thus and in the long run, Prasarana will benefit from reduced operating expenditures as well as cross-competency gains that will increase service efficiencies,” it said.
Prasarana said that with the award of this work contract, it had now awarded out all works contracts under the LEP except for access card, which has yet to be tendered out.
“In all, the construction cost for the entire project is below the original budgeted cost of RM7 billion,” it said.