Tuesday 3 July 2012

Updated : 'George Kent abysmally rated for Ampang LRT project'

PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli today revealed that George Kent, the consortium which was allegedly granted the Ampang LRT extension project tender through the intervention of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, had received abysmal ratings over its capability to carry out the project during the evaluation stage.

NONEAccording to Rafizi (right), the engineering consultant company for the project, HSS Integrated Sdn Bhd, had engaged internationally-renowned consultant Halcrow to evaluate eight potential candidates to carry out the project, including George Kent.

In its evaluation summary, Rafizi told a press conference at the PKR headquarters this morning that Halcrow had found that George Kent had no prior experience in rail projects and the largest project it ever did was a RM40 million piping works project.

This is in contrast to its seven other competitors which all had completed projects ranging in worth from RM458 million to RM5 billion.

“Based on the documents, it is proven that George Kent does not have any experience or expertise that would qualify it to be awarded the (Ampang LRT extension) tender unless it had good relations with Najib,” he said.

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