SHAH ALAM: Public listed construction firm, Fajar Baru Builder Group Bhd (FBG), announced that its subsidiary firm was awarded a contract from the Australian government to develop facilities at RMAF Butterworth airbase.
The scope of the project includes upgrades to airfield pavements, ground lighting infrastructure, drainage, rugby pitch, futsal court and associated infrastructure at the military base, FBG said in an announcement on July 10. Work will commence on July 10 and is scheduled to be completed by November 13, 2023.
The company said its wholly owned subsidiary, Fajarbaru Builder Sdn Bhd (FBSB) and Avionics Pty Ltd (APL) of Victoria, Australia, secured a head contract (international) from the Australian Department of Defence on July 10, 2023, to redevelop the Australian leased facilities and Malaysian facilities at the Butterworth airbase.
For the project’s planning phase, FGB’s portion of the contract has a value of RM7.36 million while APL portion is AUD1.455 million. A joint venture agreement has been signed between FBSB and APL to undertake this project, FBG said.
The announcement of the award contract may well be related to the tender published in a notice in August, last year for the redevelopment work at Butterworth. The budget for the project is between AUD60 million to AUD70 million.
Australian Defence Magazine reported then that the redevelopment work at the airbase will be extensive so much so that the two fighter squadrons there, No. 15 and No. 18, will need to move out for the duration of the work.
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