Malaysian firms to carry out two highway projects in Tamil Nadu
Malaysian companies will be given two highway projects in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the country's Government under a new government-to-government arrangement, according to a report.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia and India had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2010 on highway management and development, but had yet to start on the project delivery.
"I informed them that we've already enforced the first phase of the MoU, but the project delivery under the second phase has not materialised yet," The Star quoted Najib, as saying.
According to the report, he said that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan gave his commitment, and would take positive steps to realise the MoU's second phase by offering the two highway projects in Tamil Nadu to Malaysian firms.
Najib added that the highways and concession companies would be announced later, after the projects had been formally confirmed, the report said.
Najib currently is in New Delhi to attend the two-day Asean-India Commemor-ative Summit, which celebrates 20 years of Asean-India relationship.