KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): The total cost of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 3 (MRT3) project is estimated to be as much as RM50.2 billion.
In a written parliamentary reply on Aug 1 (Monday), which was uploaded on Parliament's website, the breakdown comprised RM34.3 billion for construction cost, RM8.4 billion for land acquisition cost, RM5.6 billion for project management cost, and the remaining RM1.9 billion for other costs.
“However, the overall cost of the project will be finalised after the open tender process is completed,” said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz in reply to a question by Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil.
Fahmi had asked the finance minister to state the total cost of the MRT3 construction, with a detailed breakdown of the amount, and whether the Government will seek parliamentary approval for the implementation of the MRT3.
The Government on March 4 agreed to the implementation of the MRT3 project, which will complete the existing public transport infrastructure in the Klang Valley by providing integrated, affordable and efficient services for the comfort and convenience of the people.
The proposed MRT3 route is around 51km, with 31 stations, of which 10 will be interchange stations with the eight existing rail lines in the Klang Valley.
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