17 November 2014
Bina Puri Sdn Bhd, the company that failed to complete the controversial klia2 terminal within the stipulated time frame, has won a tender worth RM49.87 million to develop the infrastructure on a land neigbouring the Ampang LRT Extension project.
The project at Bukit Jalil (Ampang station to Putra Heights) will be developed jointly with Brilliant Corridor and Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) and completion is expected in eight months.
Group managing director Tan Sri Datuk Tee Hock Seng said that the tender from Brilliant Corridor was testimony to Bina Puri's ability to complete the project on time.
"It is crucial for the Awan Besar infrastructure project to be ready on time when operations at the 01 Station commences in order to enhance the LRT services by Prasarana," he said in a statement today..
Bina Puri's works will involve building the main access road, the realignment of the existing road, the underground pathway, retaining wall, parking lot and covered walkways.
It will also involve installation of streetlights, upgrading of traffic lights, drainage and roads as well as landscaping works.
Prasarana, which is the asset owner and the operator of the Ampang LRT Extension, selected Bina Puri-Tim Sekata JV as the main contractor and Fajarbaru Builder Sdn Bhd as the sub-contractor in the proposed project.
In June last year, Bina Puri, which was involved in a joint venture project with UEMC (UEMC-Bina Puri) received a non-completion certificate for their failure to complete work on the main building at the klia2 terminal.
Bina Puri was fined with liquidated and ascertained damages (LAD) amounting to RM199,445.40 a day due to their failure.
Up until now, UEMC-Bina Puri JV is subjected to pay close to RM100 million in LAD accumulated since June last year.
klia2, which has a capacity for 45 million passengers annually, was built to replace the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport cargo centre.
The project that began construction in 2009 suffered several delays due to design changes and extensive earthworks.
The Malaysian Insider reported in May on safety fears at klia2, where the ground for taxiways and aircraft parking bays was slowly sinking due to torrential rain and continuous impact from hundreds of aircraft landings and take-offs at the terminal.
Last month, a video clip of flooding and ponding at the six-month-old klia2 airport went viral, causing opposition lawmakers and the Public Accounts Committee to ask about a report that was supposed to have been done by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and professional engineers Ikram on the construction issues at the airport as promised by MAHB. – November 17, 2014
Original Source: www.themalaysianinsider.com