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Cemex supplies concrete for Malaysia’s largest project

18 Dec 13 Cemex is part of the winning consortium providing over 550,000m³ of ready-mix concrete for the first phase of what will be Malaysia’s largest infrastructure project, the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.

The first line of the project is the 51km Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, across the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The line will have 31 stations, including seven underground.

The Klang Valley MRT project is designed to ease public mobility in the Klang Valley region which is expected to see its population substantially grow during the next seven years. Approximately 130,000 jobs are expected to be created in relation to the MRT’s construction project.

“We are honored to play a pivotal role in the largest public infrastructure project in Malaysia, a country where construction is crucial to its economic growth,” says Fikry Kaissouni, president of Cemex in Malaysia. “The strategic distribution of our ready-mix concrete plants and our high standards of quality positioned us very well to provide materials for this project.”

Cemex is supplying a high-durability, flowing concrete designed to minimise defects in the structures and allow for workability 39m deep. In addition, the concrete is specifically designed to meet the temperature-control requirements of the Malaysian climate, and the low-water permeability needed by underground substructures.  

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