Ampang LEP project on track, on schedule: Prasarana

03 Jul 2015 / 05:36 H.

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Ampang LRT Line Extension Project (Ampang LEP) is on track and Phase 1 will begin on Oct 31, 2015, as scheduled, says Prasarana Malaysia Bhd.
    In statement yesterday its group director of project development Datuk Zohari Sulaiman denied claims of a delay in the project saying that various stakeholders including contractors are committed to completing the LRT Line Extension Project on time.
    He was responding to news reports that systems works contractor George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd chairman Tan Sri Tan Kay Hock expects a year's delay in the RM1.1 billion Ampang LRT extension project, which is scheduled for completion in March next year, due to site access issues.
    "For Phase 2, the completion date for the project is on March 31, 2016. We are committed to deliver the project on time. There's no issue of delay," Zohari said in a statement yesterday.
    Zohari, who is also the CEO of Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE), said the overall completion for Phase 1, which involves the opening of four new stations for the Ampang Line, was already at 92.58%.
    "We are very confident that we can meet the timelines. The four new stations – Awan Besar, Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5 along the Ampang LEP will be opened for full service on October 31.
    "The remaining stations under Phase 2 are close to 70% complete, overall," he added.
    In ensuring the good progress of the Ampang LEP, Zohari said that the stakeholders, including contractors have committed to rigorous mitigation and acceleration plans to complete the project, without comprising safety.
    Zohari added that the new trains for the Ampang LRT Line are also being tested progressively and plans are afoot to organise a media briefing on the Ampang LEP in the coming weeks.
    "Everyone should just focus on the work in hand. With the aggressive mitigation and acceleration plans, we would meet the targets of the revenue service date," Zohari added.

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