6 June 2013
There is no justification for any further extension of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) and therefore liquidated ascertained damages will apply, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
In a statement today, MAHB said it would continue to work closely with the affected contractors to resolve their problems in the most amicable manner.
"The extensions have been granted to contractors which have already accounted for all the changes requested from all stakeholders of klia2," it said.
MAHB said the cause for the delay despite repeated commitments was due to insufficient resources to complete the work according to its programme and deadline.
The company said at this point all variation orders had been addressed and as of now with the overall project being 90 per cent completed, the cost was still below RM4 billion.
At this stage a new date could not be determined unless and until a detailed work programme and resource planning by the affected contractors could be scrutinised by the project management team and consultants.
"This is to enable MAHB to be convinced that there will be no further slippages on the committed date of completion as had happened in the past," it said.
MAHB said it had foreseen the congestion developing at the current Low-Cost Carrier Terminal and has already discussed with AirAsia as well as the other airlines on action plans to manage the capacity issue.
"The LCCT is part of the KLIA airport system, and hence will be able to leverage on the overall KLIA capacity," it said. — BERNAMA