GEORGE TOWN – Penang Gerakan Youth today asked the DAP-led state government to
explain “the real reason” for having Beijing Urban Construction Group withdrawn
from constructing the undersea tunnel and three main expressways in the state.
Its acting chief, Jason Loo, said that back in 2013, Chief Minister Lim Guan
Eng promoted BUCG, saying it had built the 2008 Olympic stadium and that the
strength of BUCG was one of the factors that the mega project was awarded to
Consortium Zenith BUCG (CZBUCG).
Loo said the state government was obliged to provide “the real story” behind
the working relationship in the consortium.
“Since BUCG is being kicked out now, who is taking over its portfolio in the
RM6.3-billion mega project?” he asked at a press conference here.
Lim said yesterday BUCG was withdrawn due to a request from CZBUCG Sdn Bhd
following the incident where part of a crane fell and killed Chim Khoo Sing, 24,
from Penang, in Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, last month.
Lim said the decision to drop BUCG from the projects did not breach the
signed contract agreement and no compensation would be paid to BUCG.
Consortium Zenith was awarded the project via a tender process.
Meanwhile, Loo also asked the state government about the current status of
the undersea tunnel feasibility report which had yet to be produced.