KUALA LUMPUR: The construction of the much-awaited South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) from Pulau Indah to Nilai will start in a few weeks.
Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said an agreement with the bankers and the contractors was scheduled in two weeks.
"The finer details of the loan from the bank and the amount the company has to fork out will be discussed and an agreement will be signed in two weeks," he said.
In July last year, it was announced that a RM1.1 billion contract had been awarded to build the SKVE.
The expressway will also connect the Damansara Puchong Highway (LDP) interchange to Pulau Indah.
Samy Vellu, however, declined to name the company hired to do the job and the amount involved in the construction of the expressway.
The expressway would stretch for 40km from Pulau Indah and pass through Pulau Carey and Cyberjaya.
It was also reported that the contracted period to complete construction of the expressway is 42 months.
Samy Vellu said this at the launch of the new premises of Duromac (M) Sdn Bhd in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, near here.
Duromac specialises in municipal and highway sweepers for cities, towns and highways in Malaysia.
"I believe Malaysia stands to gain much from such a keen business player and that local councils and highway operators would be at an advantage in using some of the company's many products and services."
He said Duromac was also a fine example of a culmination of various races resulting in a truly Malaysian company, which had achieved astounding success and contributed much to the Malaysian business arena.
"Let me express my hope that many more Malaysian Indian businessmen and women take the bold step to venture forth and work co-operatively with other races in participating in the nation's growth and development."
By : M.K. Megan
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