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BRT KK to have 25km of dedicated bus lanes
Published on: Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Kota Kinabalu will have 15 kilometres of dedicated bus lanes with 15 stations starting from Kepayan, through Kota Kinabalu city centre, and ending at Inanam. Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the Government was committed in enhancing the people's well-being and overall quality of life, which included the provision of an efficient and effective public transportation system.

Therefore, in the Budget 2016, Ahmad Husni said, the Government had agreed to modernise the bus transportation system in Kota Kinabalu through the BRT system, with an initial estimated cost of RM 1 billion.

To ensure the project is implemented efficiently and effectively, Ahmad Husni said Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), a wholly-owned company of the Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc), has been given the mandate to spearhead the implementation of the BRT system.

He said BRT KK project would be carried out through Public Private Partnership (PPP), which is the same as the BRT Sunway project.

"It will involve dedicated bus lanes along 15 kilometres with 15 stations that will start from Kepayan in the south, through the centre of Kota Kinabalu, and end at Inanam in the northern region."

Ahmad Husni said this in response to Senator Datuk Chin Su Phin's question on the construction methods, areas involved, construction spending method and cost benefit analysis in building the BRT system in Kota Kinabalu which costs RM 1 billion, during the Dewan Negara sitting here.

Ahmad Husni said the financial aspect of the project would be studied in more detail, subjected to negotiations with the private sector as the BRT KK was a PPP.

He said a comprehensive study would also be conducted, which would take into account the cost benefit analysis of the project.

"In this regard, views from relevant stakeholders will be taken into consideration to ensure the project fulfills the wishes and demands of the people in Kota Kinabalu and its surrounding areas."


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