MRT Corp awards another contract to IJM Construction

By DASHVEENJIT KAUR

Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has awarded RM342.18 million worth of contracts for the construction of stations for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang- Putrajaya (SSP) Line to IJM Construction Sdn Bhd.

IJM Construction received the work package S203 for the construction and completion of elevated stations and other associated works at Sri Delima, Kampung Batu, Kentonmen and the half-sunken station in Jalan Ipoh.

The award was made after a meeting by the One Stop Procurement Committee chaired by Finance Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak.

“A total of seven companies had submitted tenders for this work package which was in the open category that commenced on Nov 29, 2016, and ended on Feb 20, 2017,” MRT Corp said in a statement yesterday.

“IJM Construction has a lot of experience working on the MRT project and this will be invaluable as they proceed with working on this newest contract,” MRT Corp CEO Datuk Shahril Mokhtar said.

“I believe they will maintain their very good track record with our project and will give their best to perform well for the SSP Line project,” he said.

Shahril added that IJM was selected on the basis of best evaluated tender, where the tenders were evaluated on their technical, commercial, legal and financial evaluation.

IJM Construction is also the contractor for the construction of the elevated guideway and other associated works from Jinjang to the Jalan Ipoh North Escape Shaft.

The four stations that IJM Construction will be building under the newly awarded contract are located along this stretch of alignment.

Previously, IJM Construction had been awarded two contracts under the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.

Those include the construction and completion of the viaduct guideway and other associated works from the Maluri Portal to the Taman Connaught Station (Elevated Section V5).