SUKE and DASH are 30pc com­plete, says CEO

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION -

SHAH ALAM: The con­struc­tion of the Sun­gai Besi-Ulu Ke­lang El­e­vated High­way (SUKE) and Da­mansara-Shah Alam El­e­vated Ex­press­way (DASH) have reached 30 per cent of their com­ple­tion tar­gets since they started in 2016.

Pro­jek Lin­tasan Kota Hold­ings Sdn Bhd (Prolin­tas) group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Mo­ham­mad Azlan Ab­dul­lah said work on both high­ways were go­ing smoothly.

“The con­struc­tion of the two high­ways is ex­pected to be com­pleted by 2020,” he said af­ter the launch of the first duathlon event in the coun­try at the Guthrie Cor­ri­dor Ex­press­way yes­ter­day.

The pro­gramme was of­fi­ci­ated by Prolin­tas group chair­man Datin Paduka Jamiah Ab­dul Hamid.

The cost of build­ing SUKE is RM4.6 bil­lion while DASH is RM4.1 bil­lion.

Upon com­ple­tion, both high­ways are ex­pected to re­duce traf­fic con­ges­tion in the city, Jalan Sun­gai Bu­loh and Da­mansara.

SUKE is a 24.4km high­way with 14 in­ter­sec­tions, while DASH is a 20.1km with 13 in­ter­sec­tions start­ing from Pun­cak Per­dana, Sec­tion U10 Shah Alam to the Pen­chala in­ter­sec­tion.

Both ex­press­ways were built ac­cord­ing to the “el­e­vated high­way” con­cept, with three lanes in each di­rec­tion.

Azlan said his com­pany had no prob­lems with the projects and was hop­ing that the con­struc­tion could be com­pleted without a hitch.

PIC BY FAIZ ANUAR

Pro­jek Lin­tasan Kota Hold­ings Sdn Bhd group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Mo­ham­mad Azlan Ab­dul­lah (with Malaysian flag) flag­ging off run­ners of the duathlon at the Guthrie Cor­ri­dor Ex­press­way yes­ter­day. With him is Prolin­tas group chair­man Datin Paduka Jamiah Ab­dul Hamid (on stage, front row, fourth from left).

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