Published: Thursday February 28, 2013 MYT 12:40:00 PM
Updated: Thursday February 28, 2013 MYT 3:23:00 PM
Malaysia-China firm lands RM8bil worth of road projects in Penang
By HAN KAR KAY
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has awarded the tender to construct several major roads and a tunnel on the island to Malaysia-China joint venture Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd.
The projects involved the 4.2km Gurney Drive-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway, 4.6km Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu-Bandar Baru Air Itam bypass (four-lanes), 6.5km Penang-Butterworth Tunnel and a 12km road connecting Tanjung Bungah and Teluk Bahang (four lanes).
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the tender has been awarded but subject to the contract to be signed.
"The project is estimated to cost less than RM8bil," he told reporters here on Thursday.