Wednesday, September 23

Advancecon unit secures RM49.4 million contract for new roads in Sarawak


KUCHING: Earthworks and civil engineering services specialist Advancecon Holdings Bhd’s (Advancecon) subsidiary, Advancecon Infra Sdn Bhd, secured a RM49.4 million contract to carry out earthworks and ancillaries works for a proposed new road under the Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA) Package 2 Road Infrastructure Projects in Pelagus/Baleh, Sarawak.

Advancecon Infra Sdn Bhd obtained the Letter of Award from Advancecon (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, whose client is Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda).

The estimated contract duration is 29 months from site possession on October 19, 2019.

Its group chief executive officer Datuk Phum Ang Kia said: “This breakthrough signifies that our efforts to reinforce our presence in East Malaysia by bidding for infrastructure works in Sarawak are beginning to bear fruit.

“We believe that there are significant earthworks and roadworks opportunities in Sarawak, in line with the state government’s mandate to develop its infrastructure as a precursor to economic development.

“Thus, securing this contract represents a major step forward as it would undoubtedly elevate our profile in Sarawak. With an enhanced reputation, we should be able to tender successfully for more projects while also diversifying our income stream to a new emerging market.”

Advancecon’s scope of works covers Baleh Bridge/Rh Belaja, Ng Benin/Sk Ng Pelagus/Pelagus Resort (Phase 1–Section 2) in Pelagus/Baleh, Sarawak.

It entails undertaking soil investigation works, piling works, geotechnical works, environmental protection and enhancement, traffic management and control, demolition and site clearance, earthworks, drainage works, road and pavings, as well as bridge works.

Redoca is set up by the Sarawak government to expand the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) area into the interior and rural parts of the state, by establishing initiatives that accelerate the development of physical infrastructure and amenities to modernise the rural economy.

Recoda oversees three development agencies, namely URDA, the Highland Development Agency and the Northern Region Development Agency.