Integrity, transparency are key thrusts
KUALA LUMPUR: Integrity and transparency are the two key thrusts when deliver a public infrastructure work, said Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid, chief executive officer of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp).
Speaking to hundreds of delegates in CPA Congress 2013 held here yesterday, he stressed, in constructing the country’s largest infrastructure development in Malaysia, transparency and integrity value have to put into practice.
“It is a public program and people always want to know and judge you. You got to manage the transparency. We put public confidence at a highest level and we want to promote that (transparency and integrity). This is not a difficult thing if we put that into a culture,” said Azhar, adding that internal control will help MRT Corp to achieve the objective.
The MRT Line 1, 2 and 3 are estimated to cost between RM80 billion and RM90 billion.
“Every year there are 500,000 to 600,000 of new cars on the road, this is not sustainable and will undermine Kuala Lumpur long term economic competitiveness.”
He believed MRT Corp was not only tasked to build a railway, but also about setting a new building standards for the local construction industry, improving Malaysian standard of living and Kuala Lumpur’s landscape.