KUALA LUMPUR: UEM Edgenta Bhd said a unit was appointed by the Sarawak state government as the project management consultant for the coastal road network and secondary trunk road projects in the state.
The first work package, valued at RM50mil, was awarded to unit Opus Consultants, UEM Edgenta said in a statement today.
As the project consultant, Opus will work with Sarawak Public Works Department in providing overall project management and technical expertise.
This includes to oversee key deliverables within the project work scope such as preliminary and detailed designs of 20 work packages ranging from the development of new roads and bridges, including 4 iconic cable-stayed bridges and pavement rehabilitation works.
Opus will also be overseeing upgrading works of approximately 300km of the existing 896km of coastal roads; construction of 10 new bridges for the coastal road network project; and construction of 232km for second trunk roads project.
The entire road project is estimated to cost RM11bil, to be completed in eight years.
UEM Edgenta's managing director and CEO Datuk Azmir Merican said the project award was a significant milestone for the company.
“To realise this iconic project, we will utilise our multi-disciplinary approach and expertise as well as source for local talents which will make-up 51% of our total workforce in Sarawak, all of whom will be provided with intensive training, as well as knowledge transfer,” he said.