Kuala Lumpur, 17 December 2016: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) wishes to correct an inaccurate statement made by Pandan Member of Parliament Encik Rafizi Ramli regarding the cost of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang
In his statement entitled “Rafizi: PM actually confirmed my fears on MRT project costs” which was reported by the online media today, Rafizi had stated that the RM21 billion cost mentioned by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak was only for Phase One of the SBK Line.
Rafizi’s statement is totally incorrect.
The RM21 billion figure that was mentioned in the speech by the Prime Minister was the cost for the both Phase One and Phase Two of the 51km SBK Line.
Phase One comprises the 21km elevated section of the SBK Line from Sungai Buloh to the Semantan Portal.
Phase Two includes the 9.5km underground section from the Semantan Portal to the Maluri Portal, and the 20.5km southern elevated section from the Maluri Portal to Kajang.
The total cost was arrived at based on the completion of the procurement process and the adoption of a stringent mechanism to control variation orders and claims.