PM supports bid by Malaysian road builders to venture into Rajasthan

The Prime Minister’s courtesy call to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, in Jaipur


Jaipur, 02 April 2017: Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak supported Malaysian Road Builders in their bid for the proposed state road project in Rajasthan, India.

“With the depth of experience the Malaysian construction players have especially in India, I am confident that they are able to match and deliver India’s infrastructural needs. In this regards, I believe that Malaysia and India generally and Rajasthan in particular, are able to reap the mutual economic benefits of modern amenities and large infrastructure development projects”, he said.

Participating Malaysian builders bring with them vast experience in building roads and highways in Malaysia and India. They offer high technology and innovation in the method of construction and transfer their knowledge, expertise and experience to the local construction industry in Rajasthan.

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Several Malaysian road builders are currently bidding for the state road projects in Rajasthan totaling more than 3,000 km. The proposals submitted are the result of a collaboration with the state of Rajasthan through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was signed by CIDB’s subsidiary and investment arm CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd (CIDBH) with the Public Works Department of Rajasthan on 19th November 2015 to facilitate the participation of Malaysian companies in state road projects.

The Prime Minister was speaking after making a courtesy call to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Also present were the Minister of Works Dato’ Sri Fadillah Yusof, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Works Dato’ Sri Zohari Akob and the Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid.

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