ILX Comments on the Seven Malaysian Infrastructure Projects to Be Implemented in 2015

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ILX, leading providers of PRINCE 2® training programmes, have responded to the news that Malaysia will implement seven infrastructure projects involving highways, railways and public transport in 2015.

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The development of seven transport infrastructure projects throughout Malaysia shows a clear commitment and focus to enhance the way Malaysia operates.

In the report, published in the Malaysian Insider on October 8th, Prime Minister Datuk Ser Najib Razak has said that Malaysia is entering a new era of international infrastructure projects. The new projects include the 59km Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Expressway (SUKE) costing RM 5.3 billion, and the 276km West Coast Expressway (Taiping-Banting) costing RM 5 billion. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg for Malaysia as they have numerous other projects in the pipeline.

The theme of transport infrastructure extends to Malaysia’s other planned projects, the Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH) costing RM 4.2 billion, and the 36km Eastern Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) costing REM 1.6 billion. These new builds are an investment designed to improve connectivity throughout Malaysia.

The Prime Minister also intends to upgrade The East Coast railway line along Gemas-Mentakab, Jerantut Sungai Yu and Gua Musang-Tumpat, at a total cost of RM 150 million. Other projects include the construction of a 56km second MRT Line from Selayang to Putrajaya. The LRT3 Project, which will link Bandar Utama to Shah Alam and Klag, will be implemented at a cost of RM9 billion.

In a bid to modernise the transport industry, Malaysia will also be using a Sustainable Mobility Fund of RM70 million, which will be established under the SME Bank for development of the electric vehicle manufacturing industry. Over 10,000 jobs are expected to be created by the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex, a project with a total investment of RM69 billion. Fifty electric buses will be introduced to kick-start the project into action.

As providers of accredited project management training, ILX take a keen interest in news regarding infrastructure projects. Kevin Tewis, Global Head of Marketing, made the following statement: "The development of seven transport infrastructure projects throughout Malaysia shows a clear commitment and focus to enhance the way Malaysia operates.

"When it comes to delivering national infrastructure projects on schedule and on budget, Malaysia will need a team of project managers who are well equipped for the job. With such huge budgets and such a large number of infrastructure projects being implemented at the same time, project managers will have to be qualified and trusted professionals.

"Many project managers responsible for large infrastructure projects will have project management qualifications from training programmes such as PRINCE2. Projects of national importance need to be implemented by skilled individuals who have the appropriate education to ensure the success of the projects. ILX hope that Malaysia achieves their seven infrastructure projects by hiring the right professionals for the right projects."

ILX is a leading global provider of Best Practice learning solutions and consulting services and is a market leader in PRINCE2 training. Operating across 100 countries, they have delivered learning solutions to corporate, public, and consumer audiences for over 25 years. They have trained over 100,000 learners in more than 5,000 organisations across their virtual and online learning programmes, as well as in classroom environments.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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