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MRT SBK tunnelling churns RM4.8B contracts for SMEs


Trainees: Upon graduating from Gamuda’s Tunnelling Training Academy, these young men have taken on significant roles that allowed them to be part of the construction industry, while securing their own future.

Trainees: Upon graduating from Gamuda’s Tunnelling Training Academy, these young men have taken on significant roles that allowed them to be part of the construction industry, while securing their own future.

THE tunnelling or underground works of the country’s first mass rapid transit (MRT) from Sungai Buloh to Kajang has not only set a milestone in the construction technology landscape but has also created a whole new ecosystem for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to be involved and gain valuable experience in this multi-billion ringgit project.

The Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT (SBK Line) will be fully operational by July 17 and is estimated to have a daily ridership of 400,000. The Gamuda Bhd and MMC Corp Bhd joint venture, the main contractor of the RM8.2bil tunnelling job, has been a catalyst for higher local content in this project and has nurtured a robust SME ecosystem for the construction industry.

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