Malaysia's WCT Bhd reportedly accepted a USD107.5 million contract from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd related to development of the new low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Bernama, 02-Dec-2009). The works are expected to be completed in 01-Jan-2011 and consist of site preparation, earthworks and main drainage.
WCT secures contract for new LCCT project
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