Penang govt announces contract award target dates for mega projects

GEORGE TOWN: The state government has announced the contract award target dates for the Penang South Reclamation project, Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT), Pan Island Link 1 and Pan Island Link 2A, with early works starting on Dec 1.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pic) said it was time to update the progress of the status of the various infrastructure projects.

"Each project has its own schedule, if it is faced with various approvals that need to be obtained, then there will be delays," he said.

The tentative targeted dates are as follows: the Penang South Reclamation project is set for Feb 1,2021; Bayan Lepas LRT is set for Oct 1,2021; Pan Island Link 1 is set for March 1,2021, and Pan Island Link 2A is set at Aug 1,2021.

"The project delivery partner (PDP) agreement between the state government and SRS Consortium was signed on July 1," he said at a press conference held at his office in Komtar on Wednesday (July 15).

Meanwhile, Chow said no land has been handed over to Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd as they have not completed the feasibility study for the proposed 7.2km Penang Undersea Tunnel project connecting George Town and Butterworth.

"All payment is to be done in the form of land but nothing has been handed over as we are still waiting on the study.

"The study is set to be completed at the end of September this year," he added.

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