By Adrian Lim
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24: The construction of the Petra Jaya Hospital and Tabuan Jaya Clinic are being re-tendered by the Health Ministry.
Deputy Health Minister II Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang said the construction of Petra Jaya Hospital is at the evaluation of tender stage for contractors.
He explained that the contract to build the said Hospital had to be re-tendered following the termination of the contractor in August 2018 due to unsatisfactory work.
“The project is currently at the evaluation stage of tender.
“The letter of acceptance for the successful contractor is scheduled to be issued in January 2021,” he said at the Parliament today in response to Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii asking about the status of the construction of Petra Jaya Hospital and the Tabuan Jaya Clinic.
Aaron disclosed that the construction of the Petra Jaya Hospital was approved by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department in 2011 under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP).
The project was implemented by the Public Works Department with construction work beginning in May 2013.
As for the Tabuan Jaya Clinic, Aaron revealed that the project was approved by EPU in 2016 under the 11MP with an estimated cost of RM40 million.
However, he said the Sarawak Federal Tender Board called for the project to be re-tendered in January 2020 due to delay in the agreement letter being signed as a result of the expiry of the valid tender period.
Aaron added for the Tabuan Jaya Clinic project, the agreement letter is expected to be signed in December 2020 and the project is expected to take 30 months to be completed. — DayakDaily