ug环球官网( govt extends pre-qualification period for LRT project till Oct 7


Penang infrastructure and transport exco Zairil Khir Johari says as of August 8, more than 40 local and international companies have registered for pre-qualification to be awarded the Bayan Lepas LRT project contract. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 11, 2022.

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 the project has received a good response from local and international companies. 

According to him, the Penang government has also received requests from more than 10 companies, 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 today. 

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 by 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 11, 2022.