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MRL & Chinese CCCCL contractor denies appointing agents for ECRL projects

Infra News - Published on Wed, 22 May 2019

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Malay Mail reported that Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and China Communications Construction Company Ltd have denied appointing agents to offer direct contracts to Malaysians for the construction of the East-Coast Rail Link. These agents are purportedly offering Class G3-G6 contractors the opportunity to participate in civil work contracts for the ECRL project by registering with them as subcontractors. The agents claim to provide an opportunity for local contractors to participate in the project as subcontractors through direct awards to certain companies.

Both agencies said in a joint statement “No agents or lobbyists have been appointed to facilitate the pre-qualification of local contractors as potential tenderers of the ECRL civil work packages to facilitate the 40 per cent local participation in the ECRL civil works as agreed in the ECRL Supplementary Agreement (SA) of Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Commissioning (EPCC) contracts signed on April 12, 2019.”

Agencies said that “No contracts for the ECRL civil works will be awarded on a direct tender basis. Claims by any companies that they have been promised contracts as the main contractors of the ECRL project via direct award are absolutely and categorically untrue.”

The initially suspended ECRL project is now back on track after months of negotiations, as led by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin. The project was shelved after Pakatan Harapan (PH) ousted Barisan Nasional (BN) in the general election last year, due to its egregious cost.

Meanwhile, the construction cost for Phase 1 and 2 of the ECRL has now been now reduced to RM44 billion, a reduction of RM21.5 billion from its original cost of RM65.5 billion. The government then said it will ensure that the renegotiated ECRL will be developed with 40 per cent local participation.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 22 May 2019
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