Main Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) project site is http://kvmrt.com.my/
  • A lot of general and technical information under Display Materials for public viewing/comment for three months from 14 February 2011 to 14 May 2011.
Other news and blogs ...
  • Star 29aug11 - PM: MRT Co's CEO is Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid - The former managing director of Sime Darby Plantation, Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid, has been appointed the chief executive officer of the Ministry of Finance Inc's company MRT Co.  MRT Co will be the project and asset owner of the Klang Valley MY Rapid Transit (KVMRT) project effective Sept 1.
  • Star 21jul11 - Prasarana to have manager from Singapore for MRT project - A high-ranking individual from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) will soon be hired to play an active role in the project management ... The project manager is expected to join Prasarana’s MRT project team and will work with the project delivery partner (PDP) ...
  • MalaysianInsider 8jul11 - MRT final line cuts property acquisition by half, says SPAD - The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) today unveiled the final alignment for the MRT’s first line from Sungai Buloh to Kajang (SBK), noting that the number of properties to be acquired to make way for the multibillion ringgit rail project had been reduced by 50 per cent ... Azmi added that the realignment to the SBK line had seen the reduction of four stations from the original 35 that was proposed.  He said the TTDI and and Section 17 stations have now been merged into one at TTDI, the Bukit Bintang East and West stations also merged to a Bukit Bintang central station while the proposed Taman Mesra station in Cheras has been scrapped and the RRI Sungai Buloh station turned into a provisional one, to be constructed at a later date when needed.
  • MalaysianInsider 8jul11 - Najib launches MRT project at glitzy do - The prime minister also reiterated that the project would contribute some RM3 billion to RM4 billion to the country’s gross national income (GNI) between 2011 and 2020, which would in turn generate over 130,000 job opportunities ... The glittery launch also aired live telecast interviews conducted by RTM1 at three locations where earthwork on the project was formally kicked off today — Sungai Buloh, Cochrane and Semantan ... The Sungai Buloh-Kajang line is expected to start service in January 2017, a month after construction is to be completed in December 2016.
  • Star 6may11 - Foreign firms can bid for MRT jobs, but must have local partner - Foreign companies are allowed to bid for certain contracts in the development of the mass rapid transit (MRT) system, slated to break ground in July, provided that they partner with local companies ... For the first contract package, Zulkifli said the elevated guideway contract from Taman Maluri to Plaza Phoenix would be opened by end-June and the award was expected in November.
  • Star 6may11 - MRT service to start in 2017 - The much-awaited first Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line from Sungai Buloh to Kajang will begin service in 2017, a month after it is expected to be completed ... Zulkifli said they also hoped to be able to get the final railway scheme for the Sungai Buloh to Kajang line approved next month.
  • Star 5may11 - Take MRT underground - Some 30 residents around Damansara Heights turned up for a briefing on the project organised by LPTC and Prasarana at Wisma UOA in Bangsar recently.  The RA president Tan Sri Dr Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman said the main suggestion in the memorandum was to allow the train to run underground ... Also present at the briefing was Prasarana project development division performance delivery officer Ibrahim Packeer.
  • MalaysianInsider 5may11 - MRT gets EIA nod - The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the KL MRT has been approved, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) said today, paving the way for the project’s expected kick-off on July 8 ... DOE had given a conditional approval for the EIA in early April, following which SPNB submitted an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to address areas of concern as listed by the DOE
  • MalaysianInsider 5may11 - Prasarana confirms HSSI picked as MRT check engineer - Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) group director for project development Zulkifli Yusoff said a Letter of Intent (LOI) was awarded in February to a joint venture between HSSI and Canadian company SNC-Lavalin.  “We are waiting for Ministry of Finance approval and they (HSSI-SNC) are on board during the initial period,” he said during a media briefing today.
  • MalaysianInsider 23apr11 - Prasarana denies blocking Bumi firms in MRT project - Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) group managing director Shahril Mokhtar responded to Perkasa’s claims by insisting equal chances were offered to all firms to bid for contracts under the multibillion ringgit rail project provided they meet the regulatory guidelines set by the government.
  • MalaysianInsider 15apr11 - Nazri: McKinsey gets RM8.2m for MRT study - American consultants McKinsey & Co will be paid RM8.2 million to study ... cost effectiveness of the intended 51km rail system ... Nazri Aziz told Parliament today that the consultancy was appointed without going through a tender process ... The VMS is to help decide the selection of the proposed alignment and station locations and help the project regulators to unlock the full potential of real estate values in locations where the stations are located.
  • MalaysianInsider 15apr11 - MRT’s first contract runs into controversy - ... consortium of HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd, Hong Kong’s MTR Corp Ltd and Canadian SNC-Lavalin is likely to land the [ICE] contract despite being rejected by Syarikat Prasarana Berhad (SPNB) earlier for not putting a price to its brief — which usually costs up to 0.8 per cent of the total project ... estimated at RM36.6 billion for three rail lines ... SPNB board will meet today to approve the decision made by the exco at the Finance Ministry level ... the ICE could go as high as RM720 million ... source said the two per cent payment for the cost appeared steep against the industrial convention of just under one per cent ... SPNB chief executive Shahril Mokhtar said last week a one-stop technical committee will evaluate the bids before recommending it to a Finance Ministry committee that will decide on the contract award ... The SPNB chief had also said some 100 firms have applied for pre-qualification for the 16 packages in the elevated part of the 51km-long MRT; the deadline for pre-qualification ended on April 13.
  • Star 9apr11 - Property along proposed Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT line cannot be sold - notices have been served under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act to freeze the selling of property ... Mohd Nur Kamal said notices had been put up by the Department of Land and Mines (PTG) in areas within a 60m corridor of the proposed project.
  • MalaysianInsider 8apr11 - SPAD: MRT financing, project manager’s fees not finalised yet - Mohd Nur Kamal said only a Letter of Award (LoA) has been issued to the MMC-Gamuda joint-venture as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) but the fees has yet to be settled ... July groundbreaking is only for the depot site in Sungai Buloh and the start and end of the underground portion in Jalan Semantan and Jalan Cochrane, adding actual work will start in November ...
  • KVMRT 5apr11 - KVMRT Public Display Extend Exhibition Hours - Due to the overwhelming support and request from the public, the new extended hours are from 0900hrs to 2100hrs, Mondays to Fridays with the exception of Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. The extended hours are only for the display that is located at Kelana Jaya Line Bangsar LRT Station.
  • Eric Yong 21mar11 - Living It Up at Damansara Perdana - iProperty interview and MRT/highways transportation links to DP.
  • Eric Yong 16mar11 - Klang Valley MRT: So many unanswered questions - ... the government and regulators have been far more open and shared more information about the MRT project than rail projects of the past ... [unanswered questions] ... why we need an MRT network.
  • Star 5mar11 - MRT project cost now estimated to reach RM50b - Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT line may cost RM18bil to RM20bil to construct, not including the rolling stock, land acquisitions and other provisions.
  • Star 5mar11 - MRT mired in controversy - Some resident associations have been up in arms about the potential disruption to their homes and some are also questioning the proposed alignment of the MRT on the grounds that the Sungai Buloh to Kajang route does not reach the right catchment areas.
  • Star 4mar11 - Prasarana to get part of RRIM land for development -  Prasarana will be allocated a parcel of land in the proposed Sungai Buloh Rubber Research Institute Malaysia (RRIM) development project for commercial development as part of the “rail plus property” model being used to offset the cost of building the mass rapid transit (MRT), sources said.
  • Star 3mar11 - Strong response to Prasarana contractors’ briefing - Prasarana will today hold the contractor's briefing for all contractors with interest in the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang line.
  • Eric Yong 22feb11 - The RM12.2b Klang Valley MRT (Blue Line) - Prices of properties are already on the upside due to higher building material prices and so on - and having this MRT just makes it sweeter for the land owners/developers.
  • Eric Yong 17feb11 - I was slightly *misquoted* on The Malaysian Insider - about two bid system, RFP then RFQ.
  • Eric Yong 16feb11 - The Sungai Buloh - Kajang MRT - How will it benefit you? - Part 1 - Analysis of the stations from Sg Buloh to Pasar Rakyat.
  • Eric Yong 14feb11 - The Klang Valley MRT Open Day - Eric's view of the public display of the first MRT line alignment.
  • Eric Yong 31jan11 - The MRT Circle Line - Analysis of "second" MRT line the Circle line around the city.
  • Eric Yong 15jan11 - Kuala Lumpur's New MRT Map Alignment - Analyse proposed alignment, network schematic.
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