KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the tender for construction works on the Mass Rapid Transit 3 (MRT3) Circle Line project will be opened for tender in May.

The minister told the media that the jobs will be awarded in the fourth quarter of this year.

According to Wee, the massive infrastructure project, which is estimated to cost RM30 billion, consists of five main packages. 

“The five main packages are for two turnkey contractors for elevated works, one turnkey contractor for underground works, one for integrated rail systems and one project management consultant to work alongside MRT Corp as the project developer,” said Wee at the media briefing.

“Every work package, especially a system work package, will have its distinctive private funding initiative requirements and details of these requirements will be announced by MRT Corp soon,” he said.

“Construction activities will be monitored directly by MRT Corp as the project developer and will be assisted by a project management consultant (PMC). Procurement of four construction contract packages and one PMC contract will go through an open tender,” he added.

Edited by Kathy Fong

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