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PROLINTAS Launches #contactlahkami For SUKE And DASH Highways Development

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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 March 2017– The public can now reach out to the developers of the Sungai Besi – Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) and the Damansara – Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH) directly and with ease, following the launch this afternoon of various communication channels including mobile kiosk vans for both highways by their parent company Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (PROLINTAS).

Through its #contactlahkami campaign, PROLINTAS has once again reinforced its long term commitment to engage the communities and foster relationship with the public, going beyond the construction period of both SUKE and DASH projects.

“This is in line with the philosophy of the PROLINTAS Group of Companies’ operations that focuses on quality, technology and responsibility to the people in developing infrastructural projects. The public, especially communities along the stretch of the highways, is our priority”, said Dato’ Mohammad Azlan Abdullah, Group Chief Executive Officer.

Dato’ Mohammad Azlan, who has just assumed the position of PROLINTAS Group Chief Executive Officer, jointly launched the communications channels #contactlahkami campaign with YBhg Datuk Ir. Ismail bin Hj Md Salleh, the Director General of the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) at the SUKE Operations Office. The event was also attended by the management of MHA, heads of highway concessionaires and PROLINTAS.

Datuk Ir. Hj Ismail also briefed on the recently-launched communications channels. In his speech, the Director General of MHA complimented and welcomed the efforts undertaken by PROLINTAS especially in providing the two vans which will serve as a Customer Service Mobile Kiosk cum mobile information centre at the project areas of SUKE and DASH.

“The public can communicate directly with the staff on duty at the mobile kiosk vehicles if they wish to complain or obtain information on the highway projects. Mobile kiosks locations such as at the centre of attractions, from 9.00 am until 5.45 pm would enable this communication channels to be closer to the publics. I believe this initiative will be a benchmark not just for developers in the highway construction industry but also for developers in other sectors in their effort to build closer relationship with the community”.

“This initiative by PROLINTAS is the first ever to be implemented by any concessionaire in the development of a highway. My congratulations to PROLINTAS, especially to SUKE and DASH, for taking a proactive step to create a people-friendly communication channel. The Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) has always emphasized on such an approach that will increase the public confidence on the benefits of the highways that are developed for the people and the country”, he said.

“Specifically, SUKE and DASH provide a hotline number, Facebook, Twitter, email, web and mobile applications that can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store”, added Datuk Ir. Hj Ismail.

Detailed information regarding the communication channels is attached.

Meanwhile, Dato’ Mohammad Azlan said SUKE and DASH have always been sensitive to the feedback provided by the public right from the planning stage. This is proven by the various engagement sessions held with the local communities since a few years ago.

“Meetings or engagement sessions have been done with various parties since the projects’ planning stage. These efforts are still ongoing, and with the creation of an open communication channel that is easily accessible, the public would now have quicker access to the required information”, he said.

SUKE is a 3-lane dual-carriage expressway with 24.4 kilometer in length. It begins at Sri Petaling and ends in Hulu Kelang. DASH is a 20.1-kilometre, 3-lane dual-carriage expressway that starts from Puncak Perdana U10 Shah Alam and ends at the Penchala Interchange.

Preliminary works for both highways had commenced in late 2016. The construction is expected to take four years for both SUKE and DASH projects and both highways are slated for completion in 2020.

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For further information, please contact Encik Mohd Ramali Abu Bakar

General Manager, Corporate Communications Division at 03–2164 2450

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Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (PROLINTAS) is a company fully owned by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). It is a concessionaire holder of the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) and the Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA) through its subsidiaries. For further information, log on to our website at www.prolintas.com.my.

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