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Details on cost of new Shah Alam stadium at end-February or early March

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says the stadium alone will likely cost RM700 million to RM800 million.

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An aerial view of the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor.
An aerial view of the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor.

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari will provide details on the cost of redeveloping the Shah Alam Stadium after the related exhibition and public engagement sessions are completed on Feb 10.

He said the information would be made available by the end of the month or early March.

"I have experts determining the estimate. If we look at the stadium alone, it is around RM700 million to RM800 million, but if we look at the whole complex, it will probably be more because we will have parks, tourism and recreation areas and so on, and we will also build a hotel.

"If we compare stadium to stadium, I believe it is more than RM700 million and less than RM1 billion," he told reporters in response to a statement by Johor Darul Ta'zim team owner, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, who described the cost of RM700 million for the reconstruction of the Shah Alam Stadium as illogical.

Amirudin also said he would announce the land to be exchanged by the state government with the developer, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), for the new stadium complex.

"The initial plan was to change the unused land in the stadium area, but now our plan has changed a little because we will develop the entire stadium area. 

"MRCB will develop this area at its cost first until it (the project) is completed, then we will reimburse at a commensurate cost," he said.

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