Minister: Penang gov't double counted on tunnel road project

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The BN government has fired its latest salvo at the Penang government, in a long and drawn out back-and-forth match on whether the state had overpaid on consultation fees for three major roads related to the undersea tunnel.

In its latest response, Works Minister Fadillah Yusof smashed Penang exco member Chow Kon Yeow's justification that the RM177.5 million payment was not overpriced due to the inclusion of 10 additional components.

"However, this (justification) is not true and can be considered as double counting.

"Many of these 10 additional components cited by Chow were found to be sub-components of either the detailed environmental impact assessment (DEIA), the feasibility studies or the detailed design," Fadillah said in a statement today...

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