8 January 2014
The low-cost terminal, klia2, is likely to receive the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) by month-end, says acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein.
He said overall, the airport was now 98% complete, and remains on track for the May 2 opening.
“Upon obtaining the CCC, Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) tests would be undertaken at the klia2 for three months, prior to the opening.
“Receipt of the ORAT certification is based on rectification works on cracks, the cooling system, and renovations undertaken according to specifications as directed,” Hishamuddin added.
Asked if the cost of the klia2 would exceed RM4 billion, he said it would not exceed the figure.
“However, we will reveal the total cost of the klia2, once completed.
“All parties are now working together 24/7 to meet this deadline,” Hishamuddin told the media in conjunction with his official visit to the klia2 here today.
Late last month, the joint venture (JV) of UEM Construction Sdn Bhd and Bina Puri Sdn Bhd said the work package for klia2, would be completed by the stipulated deadline of Jan 31.
The companies said they were “working rigorously” to ensure the physical completion of the work package and obtain the CCC by Jan 31.
The RM997 million work package awarded to the JV includes the construction of the main terminal building, satellite building, sky bridge and piers.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) set May 2 for the opening of the klia2 for operations, following the missed completion date of April 30, 2013.
On another note, MAHB’s Senior General Manager Operations Azmi Murad said those renting space at the klia2, will be able to move into their premises next month to begin advance preparations for the May opening.
Meanwhile, Hishamuddin said his ministry had invited companies involved in Malaysia’s airline industry for a discussion on its direction through the National Aviation Policy.
The discussion is scheduled for the end of this month.