KUCHING: Zecon Bhd has secured a RM124mil contract for the proposed extension project of the Matang Highway near here.
Chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said the project would involve the construction of a 13.3km new dual carriageway leading to the proposed federal administrative centre in Matang.
When completed in 42 months, the project will see the highway extended closer to the city centre at Taman Matang Jaya.
Zainal said Zecon, an integrated construction and infrastructure firm, had completed nearly 60% of another 25km stretch of the Matang Highway, which will link the proposed federal administrative centre to Bulatan Abang Kipli.
Zecon secured this earlier project worth RM314mil in 2002.
A major part of the new Matang Highway will run parallel to the existing busy Matang Road.
“The award of this latest contract has brought Zecon’s order book to RM1.2bil,” Zainal Abidin told StarBiz yesterday.
Earlier this month, Zecon bagged a RM125mil raw water transfer project in Negri Sembilan.
Kuching-based Zecon has so far completed more than RM1.4bil worth of projects in Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia. These projects include the Sungai Muar water transfer project and the Tun Salahuddin Bridge across Sarawak River here.
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