In 2012, the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley (KL/KV) NKEA recorded significant milestones. Most notable were the substantial progress under the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project and InvestKL surpassing its target for the year.
The land acquisition exercise under the MRT project is 94 per cent complete. MRT Corp has awarded all 41 civil tenders packages for civil engineering works required. Construction work also started last year, focusing on completing advance works and preliminaries for the main elevated and underground works.
InvestKL as a lead implementing agency for the NKEA has managed to attract 11 Multinational Corporations into Greater KL/KV in 2012, creating 1,393 jobs.
Amongst them, Service Source and Alstom are due to set-up centres of excellence, and companies such as Darden and Oleon will be establishing their regional management centre and headquarters respectively.