Explain BUCG’s withdrawal, Gerakan tells Penang govt

 |Sep 7, 2016
Acting Gerakan Youth Chief Jason Loo explaining to reporters the chronology that led to withdrawal of BUGG from undersea tunnel in Gerakan headquarters, earlier
Acting Gerakan Youth Chief Jason Loo explaining to reporters the chronology that led to withdrawal of BUCG from undersea tunnel in Gerakan headquarters, earlier

A Gerakan leader today slammed the Penang state government for failing to disclose the reason behind the withdrawal of Being Urban Construction Group (BUCG) from Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd (CZBUCG) and on the release of the feasibility report.

Acting Youth Chief Jason Loo Jie Sheng said the state government should explain to the public on the feasibility report status that was promised earlier but not fulfilled accordingly.

“The manner the state government prepare the feasibility report is like making ‘roti canai’,when they turn here and there.

“The most significant U- Turn was on January 14 when CZBUCG stop the 83% completed feasibility study.

“Within 24 hours Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announce that he had never instructed to stop the feasibility report”, Jason said.

A month later the CEO of CZBUCG claimed that it was due to the fasting month he made a mistake and asked for forgiveness.

All the pertinent decisions made by state government on the feasibility study and other related matters appear to be topsy-turvy.

Gerakan Acting Youth Chief answering questions from the press
Gerakan Acting Youth Chief answering questions from the press

“We want to know in the latest drama, who will be appointed to take-over the portfolio of the mega project valued at RM6.3 billion.

“What’s the reason behind BUCG pulling off from the project?

“We want a solid explanation and the issue to be solved as soon as possible” he said.

It is believed that BUCG had withdrawn from the project following a crane crash that killed a Penangite in Jalan Raja Laut in Kuala Lumpur recently.

CZBUGG had written to Penang state government on September 1, for the approval to withdraw BUCG from the 7.2 km tunnel construction project that will link Gurney Drive and Bagan Ajam in Butterworth.

Jason also questioned the appointment of RM2 company for this mega project by the state government.

“Why the state has given three piece of non-refundable land worth RM305 million for a ‘report’ which has not been completed in the first place.

“This company always miss datelines, first on the feasibility report and now with the withdrawal of BUCG.

“What is the state trying to do?

“Hope the state government will come forward to provide a clear and full explanation once for all,” he added.