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Penang exco explains expenditure involving road, undersea tunnel projects

For the undersea tunnel project, Lim said the cost for the feasibility study was RM20 million, while the cost for detailed design stood at RM76.248 million. — Picture by KE Ooi
For the undersea tunnel project, Lim said the cost for the feasibility study was RM20 million, while the cost for detailed design stood at RM76.248 million. — Picture by KE Ooi

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 14 — Penang Works Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng has explained the payment for a project involving three major roads and the undersea tunnel project following a request by the Barisan Nasional (BN) for details of payment for the project.

On Penang Gerakan/BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow’s various statements regarding payment to Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn. Bhd, he said the state government had paid RM31.269 million for the Cost for Feasibility Study and RM177.485 million for Cost for Detailed Design for the project involving the three major roads.

For the undersea tunnel project, the cost for the feasibility study was RM20 million, while the cost for detailed design stood at RM76.248 million, he said in a statement here today.

“To date, the Penang Government has paid RM208 million via land alienation for the feasibility study and detailed design of the three major roads. The fee for the detailed environmental impact assessment is included in the RM208 million,” added Lim. — Bernama

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