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IJM wins RM342 mil contract to build MRT stations

KUALA LUMPUR (June 15): Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has awarded an RM342.18 million contract to IJM Construction Sdn Bhd. The contract involves building stations along the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line.

In a statement today, Malaysian Government-owned MRT Corp said IJM would build MRT stations at Sri Delima, Kampung Batu, Kentonmen and Jalan Ipoh.

“IJM Construction has a lot of experience working on the MRT project and this will be invaluable as they proceed with working on this newest contract. I believe they will maintain their very good track record with our project and will give their best to perform well for the SSP Line project,” MRT Corp chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said in the statement.

Shahril said MRT Corp selected IJM from seven bidders on best-evaluated tender basis. He said MRT Corp had taken into account the bids' technical, commercial, legal and financial aspects.

IJM had earlier secured contracts from MRT Corp. According to MRT Corp's statement, IJM is also the contractor for the construction of the elevated guideway from Jinjang to Jalan Ipoh.

"Previously, IJM Construction had been awarded two contracts under the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line, which are the construction and completion of the viaduct guideway and other associated works from the Maluri Portal to the Taman Connaught Station (Elevated Section V5), as well as the construction and completion of elevated stations and other associated works at Taman Pertama, Taman Midah, Taman Mutiara and Taman Connaught (Package S5)," MRT Corp said. — theedgemarkets.com

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