I was told that about 800 telco transmission towers are for grab at the MCMC. If an average cost per tower is RM1.5 million, it means RM1.2 billion worth of project awaits local contractors holding the NSP license.
But as to how far is the truth that those in Sabah, Sarawak and Pahang are 'untouchable' because they are meant for Sabahans, Sarawakians and a 'royal' group in Pahang, has yet to be ascertained.
Its a common practice that government projects in Sabah and Sarawak are prioritised for locals. In Sarawak, for instant, Cahayamata is the master.
It is also understood that some have been awarded in Kedah and Johor while the rest is undergoing 'screening' at the MCMC.
I think I've seen an open tender last year calling on local contractors to bid for it. I know someone who offered the lowest price was booted out 'politically' although he was told by someone 'inside' that the a letter of award was ready.
Soon, there would be more calls for suc tenders. I believe the MCMC is a 'fair' government agency...