December
14 December 2012
Electricity Supply Agreement Between Mrt Corp And Tnb

THE Klang Valley MRT project achieved another milestone when an Electricity Supply Agreement was signed between Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on 14 December 2012.

The agreement was for the supply of electricity for the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh- Kajang (SBK) line and also for MRT operations for the line until 2050.

MRT Corp Chief Executive Officer Dato' Azhar Abdul Hamid and TNB's Senior General Manager (Operations-Region 1), Distribution Division Datuk Ir Mustafa Din signed for their respective organisations in a ceremony held at MRT Corp headquarters in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

Based on a Special Tariff, namely the Customised Commercial Traction Tariff, the connection charge for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line is RM173.1 million.

Under the agreement TNB will be supplying a maximum demand level of 116.5MW. These will be supplied through seven 33kV Main Switching Substations which will be built at seven locations namely the Sungai Buloh Depot, Taman Industri Sungai Buloh Station, Section 16 Station, Semantan Portal, Cochrane Launch Shaft, Taman Cuepecs Station and Kajang Station.

TNB will also be constructing two 132/33kV Transmission Main Intakes at the Semantan Portal and Cochrane Launch Shaft.

The construction of these facilities is expected to be completed in time for the MRT's operations by 31 December 2016.


November
22 November 2012
First Tunnel Boring Machine Ready For Action

Engineers of MRT Corp, together with those from MMC-Gamuda successfully conducted at a Factory Acceptance Test at Herrenknecht AG, the manufacturer of the TBM, at Schawanau, Germany.

A simple ceremony was held on 22 November 2012 to mark this milestone. The event was witnessed by representatives from MRT Corp, MMC-Gamuda and Herrenknect AG and was covered by Malaysian media.


October
23 October 2012
Thumbs Up From Students of SRJK (C) Jalan Davidson on The MRT Project

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) is committed to cultivating and attracting the public, especially young people, to use public transportation particularly rail transport. As part of this commitment, a two-day awareness campaign was conducted at SRJK(C) Jalan Davidson, Kuala Lumpur, to educate students on the importance of an effective urban rail transportation system.

The target group were students from Year 4 to Year 6, on the premise that young people are more open to new ideas. The main objective of the campaign was to raise awareness among students about the impact of their mobility behaviour and the benefits of using public transport. The students were informed about the opportunities offered, with the aim of changing their current mobility behaviour and having a larger, long-term impact on their mobility behaviour in the future.


18 October 2012
MRT V2 Work Package Media Briefing

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) is pleased to announce that works on MRT V2 viaduct by Gadang Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd has commenced.

The V2 work package, valued at RM863.4 million, was awarded to Gadang Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd. in June 2012. Spanning more than 5km, Gadang will be entrusted with the task of constructing the MRT viaduct guideway and other associated works from Kota Damansara to Dataran Sunway. Works are expected to be physically completed in February 2016.

August
14 August 2012
Media Briefing on Alternative Routes During The MRT Consturction

A series of alternative routes at the various MRT construction stretches, likely to result in congestion, have been identified by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) and its Project Delivery Partner (PDP), MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn. Bhd., to minimise potential traffic inconvenience to road users during the project’s construction.

A media briefing was held today at MRT Kota Damansara Information Centre, providing detailed explanation and information on areas that are expected to be affected by traffic congestion during construction and the alternative routes.

10 August 2012
MRT V3 Work Package Media Briefing

Following the announcement of the MRT project moving from preparatory works to active construction phase earlier this month, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) is pleased to announce that yet another construction work package - the MRT V3 viaduct work - will commence this month.

The viaduct V3 package, worth RM816 million, was awarded to Mudajaya Corporation Bhd in June 2012. The company will be entrusted with the task of constructing the MRT viaduct guideway and other associated works from Dataran Sunway to Section 17, and it is expected to be completed in first quarter of 2016.

01 August 2012
MRT Project Moves Into Active Construction Phase

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) is pleased to announce that the country’s largest infrastructure project, the MRT Sungai Buloh - Kajang (SBK) Line, is on schedule, and has now moved from preparatory works to an active construction phase.

In a media briefing held at the MRT Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) Information Centre today, Encik Amir Mahmood Razak, Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations of MRT Corp said, "Since the finalisation of the MRT SBK alignment in July 2011, the planning, design and preparatory works for construction have been in full swing".

July
31 July 2012
NTV7 Breakfast Show Interview with MRT Corp

On July 31, 2012, NTV 7 Breakfast Show interviewed Encik Amir Mahmood Razak, Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project.

The interview explained how the MRT will benefit the public as well as the economy and contribute significantly towards raising socio-economic standards by 2020.

21 July 2012
Bernama TV BizTalk Interview with MRT Corp

On July 31, 2012, Bernama TV’s BizTalk interviewed Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid, CEO of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project.

The interview explained how the MRT will benefit the public as well as the economy and contribute significantly towards raising socio-economic standards by 2020.

14 July 2012
Media Briefing On MRT In Kajang

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) hosted a media briefing on the MRT alignment to MCA Hulu Langat and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Kajang.

The briefing focused on the Kajang section of the MRT Sungai Buloh - Kajang (SBK) line and the actions MRT would take in order to minimise acquisition and demolition of private properties.

04 July 2012
MRT V1 & DPT1 Work Packages Media Briefing

Two more work packages awarded by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp) will see construction work begin at the Northern section of the Sg Buloh - Kajang (SBK) Line.

The latest two work package contractors to commence work are Syarikat Muhibah Perniagaan & Pembinaan Sdn. Bhd. (SMPP) for Package Viaduct 1 (V1) and Trans Resources Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (TRC), for the Sg BulohDepot (DPT1).

June
27 June 2012
MRT V7 Work Package Media Briefing

Construction on the MRT V7 viaduct work package worth RM499.98 million for the MRT Sungai Buloh - Kajang (SBK) line will be carried out by MTD Construction Sdn. Bhd. beginning 7 August 2012.

The V7 package, which is a Bumiputera-exclusive work package, was awarded to MTD Construction Sdn. Bhd. in May 2012. The Company will be entrusted with the task of constructing the MRT viaduct guideway and other associated works from Bandar Tun Hussein Onn to Taman Mesra and is estimated to be completed in Q2 2016.

21 June 2012
MRT Viaduct Work Package (V4) Media Briefing

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) is pleased to announce that Sunway Construction Sdn. Bhd. has commenced work on the MRT Viaduct work package (V4) worth RM1.17 billion for the MRT Sungai Buloh - Kajang (SBK) line.

Following the award of the V4 work package in early May 2012, Sunway Construction Sdn. Bhd. will construct the viaduct guideway and other associated works from Section 17, Petaling Jaya to Semantan North Portal. The project is estimated to be completed in Q1 2016.

02 June 2012
MRT Information Truck to Provide Up-To-Date Project Progress At Rakyat\'s Doorstep

On June 2, 2012, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) Sdn Bhd unveiled its MRT Information Truck (MIT) aimed at providing the public with up-to-date and convenient access to information on the progress of the MY Rapid Transit (MRT) project. The MIT was unveiled by Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid, CEO of MRT Corp at 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

The launch of the MIT is in line with MRT Corp’s commitment to proactively reach out and educate the public on how the MRT project will significantly enhance productivity and their quality of life by providing a fast, efficient and integrated transport experience.

May
25 May 2012
Effective Traffic Management Plan To Ensure Minimal Traffic Disruption During MRT Construction

The implementation of the MY Rapid Transit (MRT) project will be supported by an efficient and effective Traffic Management Plan (TMP) to ensure traffic inconvenience to road users and the public is minimised during construction and that they are protected from any potential construction hazards.

The TMP, presented by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) and its Project Delivery Partner (PDP), MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd, is a comprehensive plan managed by traffic experts based on government guidelines and designed to allow drivers and pedestrians to pass construction zones safely. All Work Packages Contractors (WPC) for the MRT project will be required to fully implement the plan.

15 May 2012
MRT Corp Engages The Community Through Colouring Competition and Recycling Campaign

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) Sdn Bhd has organised a colouring competition as part of its community campaign to instill creativity into young minds and to get closer with the community, particularly the rakyat living along the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MY Rapid Transit (MRT) line.

Fifty children aged between five and six years old from Taska Mama, Tadika Naluri Bestari, Tadika Cahaya Al-Taqwa as well as some children from the neighbourhood participated in the competition. The children were required to colour a drawing which contains a MRT train and they were given 1 1/2 hours to finish colouring the picture.

10 May 2012
Jalan Sultan Updates

Following its commitment to transparency and continuous engagement with the public on the progress of the My Rapid Transit (MRT) project, MRT Corp held a media briefing to update the public on current issues and address some concerns that have been aired in the media.

MRTCorp’s Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid, chaired the briefing together with Encik Haris Fadzilah Hasan, Director of Stakeholder Relations/ Land.

03 May 2012
Redevelopment of Klang Bus Stand To New Integrated Pasar Seni MRT Station Commences

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) announced today that work to redevelop Klang Bus Stand into the new underground Pasar Seni MRT station will commence immediately. The station will be a key integration point with the Pasar Seni LRT station, which is currently the busiest LRT station in terms of passenger traffic.

The Klang Bus Stand is one of the three Government-owned buildings, namely Plaza Warisan and UDA Ocean building that will make way for the new underground rail transport interchange. MRT Corp will work together with MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd, the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) of the MRT project to oversee the redevelopment works which will be undertaken by Pembinaan CW Yap Sdn Bhd.

April
10 April 2012
Briefing to MCA Hulu Langat Division members

On 10 April 2012, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) hosted members of the MCA Hulu Langat Division at the Kajang MRT Information Centre. The members, led by Dato’ Choong Tow Chong, had requested for a briefing on the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT alignment at Kajang. The briefing was carried out by MRT Corp’s Leong Shen-li and MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd’s Kee Yu Kiong.

The proposed alignment was changed from going above Jalan Besar in the centre of Kajang to a new alignment beside the Kajang Stadium and above Sungai Langat following objections from affected shopowners and other members of the public during the 3-month public display of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line railway scheme from February to May last year. The new alignment affected fewer private properties. However, one of the properties affected by was the MCA Hulu Langat Division headquarters which is currently under construction.

March
26 March 2012
Key Handing Over Ceremony for Kg Landasan residents

The Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing held a key handing-over ceremony at Block E of the Kampung Muhibbah People’s Housing Project in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on 26 March 2012 where the residents of Kampung Landasan, Cheras, were given keys to their new units at the people’s housing project. The residents of Kampung Landasan, which is a squatter area in Cheras, were relocated to make way for the MY Rapid Transit (MRT) project’s Sungai Buloh-Kajang line. The keys were handed over to the residents by the Ministry’s Secretary-General Dato’ Haji Ahmad Phesal Talib.

24 March 2012
Colouring competition at Bandar Tun Hussein Onn

Massa Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) organized a colouring competition at the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn MRT Information Centre on 24 March 2012. Over 20 pre-school children from the Genius-Aulad Child Development Centre participated in the event. The children were given a drawing of an MRT train to colour. The first prize went to 6-year-old Danish Akhtar Mohd Sallehin while the second prize went to Nurin Nisrina Faizel, also aged six. All participants received a trophy, certificate and a gift voucher. The event is part of MRT Corp’s efforts to reach out the many communities living along the MRT alignment.

09 March 2012
MRT Corp Tunneling Briefing

On March 9, 2012, MRT Corp organised a media briefing on tunnelling to explain MRT Corp’s efforts and initiatives to reduce footprint of land required for the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line, tunneling methods and safety measures implemented during the construction of the project.

February
10 February 2012
MRT Corp Formalises Appointment of MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn. Bhd. As Project Delivery Partner

On February 10, 2012, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) signed an agreement with MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd, formalising the appointment of the latter as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for the MY Rapid Transit (MRT) project.

The agreement was signed by MRT Corp chief executive officer Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid on one part, and MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd directors Datuk Haji Hasni Harun and Dato’ Azmi Mat Nor on the other part.

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