MALAYSIA PRESS-Ahmad Zaki bags 1.55 bln ringgit highway-The Edge

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:04pm EST

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Ahmad Zaki Resources Bhd finally got the nod to go ahead with the construction of the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE).

But the 1.55 billion ringgit ($501.54 mln) highway connecting the Silk Highway in Kajang to the Karak Expressway in Gombak will be built with a government loan of 635 million ringgit ($205.47 mln).

In an announcement on Wednesday, AZRB said it had entered into a concession agreement with the government for the design, construction, completion, operation, management and maintenance of the EKVE for a period of 50 years.

"The government agreed to provide the company with a loan for a maximum principal amount of 635 million ringgit at an interest rate of four percent per annum, capitalised annually, subject to a separate agreement to be entered into between the government and the company," it said -The Edge.

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