Saturday, September 10, 2011

Works Ministry to discuss Bumi contracts with Prasarana

TAMPIN: The Works Ministry will hold discussions with Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) to identify job scope and contracts worth RM8 billion to be distributed to Bumiputera contractors via the implementation of the Sg Buloh-Kajang stretch of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.

Its minister, Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor, said he would meet Prasarana officials next week to determine the areas of work suitable to be undertaken by Bumiputera contractors according to their ability and capacity.

"Via this way, we will find the best mechanism to distribute the contracts to the Bumiputera contractors," he told reporters at his Hari Raya open house here on Saturday, Sept 10.

Shaziman said the meeting would be a follow-up to the announcement made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak who had earlier allocated RM8 billion worth of projects under the Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT to Bumiputera contractors.

Shaziman said the initiative was also intented to ensure the distribution was done systematically to avoid any hiccups in future.

The minister also said he would meet the Bumiputera Contractors Association to brief them on how they can participate in the project. - Bernama

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