8 April 2014
AirAsia will be asked to clarify matters pertaining to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) construction costs, which had increased from RM2 billion to just below RM4 billion.
Public Accounts Committee chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the intention for getting all the stakeholders to sit together was for the PAC to come up with a balanced report and for all parties to give their views on the issue.
"We were told that the airport could have been completed at the cost of RM2 billion but the expenditure had to be increased due to additional demands in airport facilities.
"If there were indeed weaknesses in the klia2 construction, we do not want it repeated in future mega projects.
"We need to talk to AirAsia, the contractors and consultants, and give them a chance to explain before a report can be finalised."
Nur Jazlan said the airport, however, was ready and airline companies could start moving in.
"We were assured by MAHB that the certificate of completion and compliance had been issued and the airport is safe to be occupied on May 2."
Nur Jazlan said the meeting has been fixed for April 24, but had to be postponed to April 28 upon request by AirAsia.
Original Source: www.nst.com.my
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