14 Jun '18, 12pm

Klang Valley Double Track phase two is a no-go - Loke

Klang Valley Double Track phase two is a no-go - Loke

Recently put under review , the second phase of the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) project is now a “no-go” according to transport minister Anthony Loke. The Star reports that besides the timing of the tender award – just days before GE14 – the project’s high cost of RM5.9 billion is an issue. “The completion period given to the contractor was long and it was given out through direct negotiations. There was no open tender for the project. For now, it is a no-go for this particular tender,” Loke said. “A new tender will be called, but we cannot say how soon. From the technical viewpoint, KTMB has told us that we need the second phase to be implemented because the (current) track is unsustainable. But financially, the government has no means to support it. So, we will have to find out how to go about it,” he added. Phase two of the KVDT project involves 110 km of train tra...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2018/06/14/klang-valley-double-track-...

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