I was wondering what will happen to the people involved in the underground work portion should MMC-Gamuda does not win the international tender which will be called by the Finance Ministry. I read the answer today. The article was in many media and one of it is this one in FreeMalaysiaToday.com : MMC-Gamuda: Termination of MRT2 contract will leave 20,000 jobless
According to MMC-Gamuda, the termination of its contract to build the underground portion of the MRT Line 2 (MRT2) will result in “immediate job losses” to over 20,000 people involved in the project from a supply chain of over 600 Malaysian companies. In a statement, it said, “Of the 20,000, over 3,000 are made up of MMC-Gamuda JV staff, and of this, more than 60% are Bumiputeras. In addition, the termination will unjustifiably expose MMC-Gamuda to a flood of lawsuits for compensation from terminated employees, sub-contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and so on, whose contracts will similarly be terminated due to no fault of theirs.” Full article in FreeMalaysiaToday.com
Another article in TheStar.com.my here: MMC-Gamuda said that the underground works was awarded to them in 2016 after an international competitive tender that, due to the challenging ground conditions, had stringent pre-qualification requirements with only five contractors being pre-qualified by MRT Corp Sdn Bhd to tender. Out of the five, MMC-Gamuda was the only local company which qualified. The bids were evaluated by the reference design consultant, Arup Singapore Pte Ltd, which was appointed by MRT Corp. The bid from MMC-Gamuda scored the highest technical score and offered the lowest price.