Saturday, November 12, 2011

RM6.5bil West Coast Highway to have 16 tolls

SHAH ALAM: The West Coast Highway, which is expected to cost RM6.5bil, will have a total of 16 tolls.

Selangor state executive councillor Datuk Dr Hasan Ali (PAS- Gombak Setia) revealed during the state assembly Thursday that nine of the 16 tolls would be in Selangor.

He said the project would involve the acquisition of 77.801 acres of state land and 1,523.952 acres of private land.

Dr Hasan added that the highway was expected to cost RM3.54bil in the state alone.

Construction of the 286km-long highway, linking Banting in Selangor and Changkat Jering in Perak, is expected to begin by December.

The West Coast Highway project was one of the six public-private partnership initiatives announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to be carried out under the 10th Malaysia Plan on a build-operate-transfer basis.

(Source: The Star)

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