Parliament: Sepang LCCT to be ready on time

Published: Tuesday November 17, 2009 MYT 1:01:00 PM, By TEH ENG HOCK

The new low cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Sepang will be ready on time although the project is currently behind schedule.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri told the Dewan that the project status was delayed by two percentage points or 18 days.

"Right now, we are at the design stage. The project status is supposed to be 15.5% now, but in actuality it is at 13.5%," he said in response to a supplementary question from Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak).

Abdul Rahim said the new LCCT project, worth RM2bil, was scheduled for completion by the end of 2011 and would have a capacity of 30 million passengers.

"AirAsia passengers are expected to breach the 15 million mark by 2015," he said, adding that the new terminal included the development of the runway, taxiway, parking bays, terminal, control tower, fire station and related facilities like hotel, retail shops and food and beverage outlets.

The project will also link the main terminal of KLIA to the new LCCT via a 2km extension of the Express Rail Link, he said.

The existing LCCT had already breached its initial capability of handling 10 million passengers, he said.

This article is a verbatim copy of the original article from The Star.