Silap mata atau magika kedua yang cuba dimainkan oleh Joseph Lim Guan Eng adalah hanya di Pulau Pinang, kos kajian kebolehlaksanaan dan perancangan terperinci projek jalan berkembar di kawasan bukit adalah satu pertiga (one-third) daripada kos pembinaan.
Manakala kos kajian kebolehsanaan dan rekabentuk terperinci pembinaan terowong bawah dasar laut jauh lebih murah berbanding kos jalan berkembar berkenaan. Mungkin lebih mudah untuk buat kajian di bawah dasar laut untuk bina terowong daripada kajian di atas kawasan bukit untuk membina jalanraya. Rujuk gambarajah di bawah.
Press Statement by Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong, MCA Deputy President cum Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Malaysia
13 January 2018
Why is a fashion company building the Penang Tunnel?
In early 2013, amidst allegations that the Special Purpose Vehicle company awarded the mega RM6.3 billion Penang Tunnel was heavily under-capitalized and lacked experience, the DAP Penang State Government issued a statement to reassure the public that two giant and experienced China construction companies will be shareholders of the SPV and is backed by RM4.6 billion in paid-up capital.
But today, our checks show that the two China construction companies are nowhere to be seen as shareholders of the SPV.
In their place is a small local fashion company called by VOIR Holdings while 39% of the shares of the SPV are held under nominees.
Did the DAP Penang Government lie to the public and did a "bait and switch"?
Does this very material change in ownership and experience means that the project award made under the Request for Proposal exercise (not open tender) is now null and void?
The DAP Penang Government must answer as the Penang people have a right to know why their mega-billions undersea tunnel will now be built with the participation of a small local fashion company instead of two experienced and well-funded construction companies as originally promised.-SumbeR