A contractor involved in the local Light Rapid Transit (LRT) construction claims that they regret bidding for the contract, and has suggested that the delay in LRT construction is due to a limited willingness to finish it in time.
During yesterday’s TDM Forum, Top Builders International representative Tang Hon Cheong claimed that there was little to no delay in the local casino projects because all of the casino operators have a very strong desire to see the construction process finish in time. This is in contrast to the LRT construction.
On the sidelines of yesterday’s event, Mr Tang said that Top Builders International has lost millions of dollars due to the year-long delay, and claimed that the company is “100 percent not responsible” for the delay. He also claimed that it is “pretty difficult” to coordinate with the Transportation Infrastructure Office.
Moreover, Tang said that they regretted bidding for the LRT contract. He said that Top Builders thought building the LRT would be an honor. It, in fact, turned out to be a disappointment due to the financial losses, the delay in construction and the government’s dissatisfaction. JPL