SUNWAY HOLDINGS BERHAD ("SUNWAY")
- PCMC COST RM34M HIGHER THAN ORIGINAL PLAN
KUALA LUMPUR: The RM391 million building cost of the Prince
Court Medical Centre (PCMC) was RM34 million higher than the
original contract awarded to Peremba Construction Sdn Bhd, said
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday.
minister said the original contract valued at RM 357 million was
given to Peremba through an open tender in September 2002.
"Under the contract, Peremba was required to complete the building
of PCMC in 30 months or not later than April 2005," he said in a
written reply to Hee Lay Sian (Petaling Jaya Selatan-PKR) in Dewan
Abdullah said the company, however, was unable to
complete the project within the agreed period and had asked to be
given additional time.
"PCMC had agreed to give the
additional six months until October 2005," he said.
Nevertheless, he said the contract with Peremba was terminated in
October 2006 when it was still unable to complete the works
despite the extension.
Abdullah said in December 2006, PCMC
appointed Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd to replace Peremba to
complete the unfinished works.
"Sunway was chosen because
it has a good work performance record. It was also a contractor in
building KLCC Convention Centre which it had completed within the
agreed period," he said.
Following that, Abdullah said
Sunway had completed the remaining construction of PCMC in June
last year.This newspaper cutting is dated 18 November 2008,
The Edge Financial Daily.
11 January 2010
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