MMC-Gamuda denies bidding for tunnel construction

KUALA LUMPUR: MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd, a 50:50 joint venture between MMC Corp Bhd and Gamuda Bhd, has denied it is one of the five bidders for the proposed RM340 million KL Sentral pedestrian linkway tunnel project.

It was reported that there were at least five prominent local construction players bidding for the proposed project, which will link a mass rapid transit (MRT) station underneath Jalan Travers, in front of Muzium Negara, to KL Sentral.

However, MMC-Gamuda said the firm is not one of the bidders.  “It will not be part of [our] underground works contractual scope for the [Klang Valley MRT] project,” said MMC-Gamuda, which is the project delivery partner (PDP) and underground works contractor for the KVMRT Sungai Buloh to Kajang (SBK) Line. The underground works for the KVMRT SBK line are valued at RM8.28 billion.

“Consequently, MMC-Gamuda will not be the works package contractor for the KL Sentral pedestrian linkway tunnel project,” it added, noting that the tender for the linkway tunnel at KL Sentral MRT Station will be called by the project owner, Mass Rapid Transit Corp (MRT Corp).

MRT Corp had said on Feb 26 that the KVMRT SBK Line was almost 40% completed, while underground works have reached an overall progress rate of 51%. The underground section will encompass seven underground stations, namely KL Sentral, Pasar Seni, Merdeka, Bukit Bintang, Pasar Rakyat, Cochrane and Maluri.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on March 25, 2014.


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