18 Aug Penang LRT project: over 10 firms request extension on pre-qualification period
Published by The Vibes • 12/08/2022
GEORGE TOWN – The Penang government has extended the pre-qualification stage of the Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project until October 7, to allow more companies to register.
State Infrastructure and Transport Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari said the pre-qualification stage of this project has received good response from local and international companies.
According to him, the Penang government has also received requests from more than 10companies including several international firms from Europe and Asia that specialise in the construction of railways to extend the period for submission of pre-qualification documents.
“The extension of this period is to give them more time to prepare the necessary documents such as a letter of support from the bank and form a joint venture with a local company.
“Thus, the Penang government has agreed to extend the pre-qualification period from August 24 to October 7, 2022,” he said in a statement here yesterday.
Zairil said that as of August 8, over 40 local and international companies had registered, purchased and downloaded pre-qualification documents from the Penang Infrastructure Corporation website.
He said interested companies are required to submit their pre-qualification documents no later than 12pm on October 7.
The state government’s target is to start the construction of the LRT line that connects Komtar and Bayan Lepas next year. – Bernama, August 12, 2022