KTMB gets a new chairman

This news article is taken from Utusan Online.

Ir. Mohd. Zin Pengerusi KTMB baru

16/11/2009 10:43am

KUALA LUMPUR 16 Nov. — Bekas Menteri Kerja Raya, Datuk Seri Ir. Mohd. Zin Mohamed dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) menggantikan Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek berkuatkuasa 1 Oktober lepas.

Menurut kenyataan Unit Komunikasi Korporat KTMB hari ini, pelantikan itu dibuat Kementerian Kewangan untuk tempoh dua tahun.

Mohd. Zin yang juga Anggota Parlimen Sepang, Selangor, pernah menjawat beberapa jawatan penting dalam syarikat-syarikat terkemuka di negara ini termasuk anggota Lembaga Pengarah untuk Perbadanan Putrajaya dan Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

Beliau memiliki kepakaran dalam bidang kejuruteraan awam peringkat sarjana dari Universiti Bradley, Peoria, Amerika Syarikat dan jurutera profesional berdaftar dengan Lembaga Jurutera Malaysia selain Ahli Persatuan Jurutera Awam Amerika Syarikat.

Penglibatan politik beliau bermula pada 1986 dan dipilih sebagai Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO untuk penggal kedua dan Ketua UMNO Bahagian Sepang sejak 2004 selain menjawat jawatan sebagai Pengerusi Kelab Penyokong Kerajaan (BNBBC).

Mohd. Zin merupakan Presiden Alumni Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) dan pernah memegang jawatan Timbalan Menteri Kerja Raya dari 2004 hingga 2008. – Bernama

I would like to congratulate Datuk Seri for his appointment as the new KTMB Chairman. Eh, why KTMB frequently changes its chairman? KTMB is in the midst of transformation now, and I believe they are doing their best in order to give the company a brighter future. In my opinion, frequent changing of a leader is not really a good practice.

Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project (EDTP)

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Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project (EDTP) is one of the nation’s mega project. It consists of several scope of work, among them are The idea of Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP is revived back by the government in 2006 after it was shelved a few years ago to reduce Malaysia’s national budget deficit. As of now, the project is said to be going on track and will be completed somewhere in 2012.

Comments from LANDASAN: We are glad that he also realizes the importance of having double-tracking project. It is our ambition to become part of KTMB as we want to contribute my bit towards Malaysia’s ‘Tunggak Pengangkutan Rakyat’. This project has been delayed for several years already. Now, we can see that it is being carried out slowly by the contractors. We wonder how much time they will take to finish this project. Lets see the developments so far:

 

Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP by states



 

Scope of Work

Route: Overall Length – 329 Km
Sector 1: Kedah Line
158 Km Bukit Mertajam – Padang Besar
Sector 2: Mainline
171 Km (Butterworth – Ipoh)

Total Station Buildings

  • Major – 7
  • Minor – 14
  • Halt – 10
  • Depot – 3

Perlis

  • Major Station – 2
  • Minor -1

Kedah

  • Major Station – 1
  • Minor – 4
  • Halt – 3

Pulau Pinang

  • Major Station – 2
  • Minor – 3
  • Halt – 3

Perak

  • Major Station – 2
  • Minor – 6
  • Halt- 4

Tunnel

  • Bukit Berapit – 3.3km (Perak)
  • Larut – 0.33km (Perak)

Depot

  • Padang Besar (Perlis)
  • Prai (P.Pinang)
  • Bukit Mertajam (P.Pinang)

Bridges

  • Road Over Bridge (ROB) – 66
  • Road Under Bridge (RUB) – 8
  • River Bridge (RB) – 75
  • Motorcycle/ Pedestrian Bridge – 45

Special Structure

  • Prai Swing Bridge – 282 m
  • Marine Viaduct (Bukit Merah) – 3.5km

KTMB Quarters

  • 220 Units

Systems

  • Electrification
  • Signaling & Control
  • Communication

 

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