THE “I need MRT because …” contest organized by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) concluded with glitzy prize-giving dinner on 29 January 2013.
Around 50 people comprising the management of MRT Corp, Gamuda Bhd, MMC Corporation Bhd and members of the mediawere present at the event which was held at TEEQ Restaurant on the rooftop of Lot 10 Shopping Complex in Kuala Lumpur.
The night however belonged to the four winners of the “I need MRT because …” contest, especially the grand prize winner Angeline Tu Sun Ing who took home RM10,000. Lu’s winning entry was: “I need MRT because it takes more than 198,000 cars off the road daily” coupled with a picture of a traffic jam beneath a fly-over.
Speaking about her participation in the contest, Angeline said: “Although the public infrastructure here is well developed, I still think more can be done to enhance it and no doubt MRT is the answer. Me and my family can’t wait to have the MRT up and running.”
The other three lucky winners of the contest were Atiqah Abdul Aziz, Azmil Mohamed and Yvone Tang Eng Yen. They were the montly winners for October, November and December respectively. They each received RM5,000.
The prizes were presented by MRT Corp CEO Dato’ Azhar Abdul Hamid and MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd director Dato’ Azmi Mat Nor.
In September 2012, MRT Corp organised the “I need MRT because …” contest to create awareness about the MRT project. The three-month online contest required the participants to submit pictures and slogans as to why they needed the MRT in their everyday lives.
MRT Corp received close to 9,000 entries and registered more than 10,000 votes.