The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Govt serious about KK Sky Train

- By Jenne Lajiun

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is com mi ed to develop the Sky Train project to further upgrade the public transport system in Kota Kinabalu.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin, who is also Works Minister, said it is not impossible to implement if careful planning is taken.

He also said that there must be financial allocation for the project to be implemente­d.

“Currently, there are several local investors and a few from overseas such as China who are interested to develop the project through the Private Funding Initiative (PFI),” he said a er listening to the proposal from three local and foreign companies who were interested in the project at the Sembulan Public Works Department meeting room yesterday.

The three companies are Guancai (M) Sdn Bhd, China State Constructi­on Engineerin­g (M) Sdn Bhd and Vizione Developmen­t Sdn Bhd.

Bung has asked the three companies to conduct discussion­s with relevant government agencies such as the Works Ministry, Sabah Railway Department, Land and Surveys Department, Economic Planning Unit and City Hall as well as other related agencies before the proposal is presented to the cabinet.

“There is much to discuss and refine, particular­ly those that include land acquisitio­n and others. So there must be a discussion with department­s and agencies before it is brought to the cabinet.”

He added that the project will change the developmen­t landscape of Kota Kinabalu while also addressing the congestion issues affecting the city.

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