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Sentinel
15-10-2010, 12:54 PM
This is an engineering wonder, a bypass to let motorists avoid the crowded Hoover Dam tourists etc and it only cost USD240 million to build. Read the full story HERE! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_hoover_dam_bypass) I saw the process on TV in the Discovery Channel sometime back and was amazed at the technology they adopt to build the span. :eek:

How much was the Link Kedua linking Gelang Patah to Tuas in Singapore? Or how much is the 2nd Penang Bridge gonna cost us taxpayers? Berbilion bilion! :mad:

tupai
15-10-2010, 01:23 PM
a spore lady went to shenzhen 1decade ago...last couple of years, she & her investors spent USD200million (Rm600,000,000 give or take a few more millions) to build a state of the art sea water desalination plant.

Today her company supply fresh water (at a profit) to the whole city...*tabik spring* Respek!

Errr..how much did the gomen spend to build that huge bungalow up the hill at jln duta for already? Rm800,000,000? or rumored to be maybe Rm1,000,000,000 or USD340,000,000 give or take a few millions?

Yang Blur in bolehland latotupai :mad:

bslee
15-10-2010, 01:26 PM
Since when are projects are done cheaper (or within reasonable and justified cost)?, no forgetting we've million of foreign workforce thats supposed to be earning much lower than local equavalent.
There are numerous angles and factors why many things done here is costly or become costly in due course. Even assembling a car can't be done cheaply.

Sentinel
15-10-2010, 02:19 PM
Corruption is a scourge. It inflates all costs of things. That is why things in Bolehwood cost so much more and who is the one who suffers? Taxpayers! While some corrupted politikus are chauffer-driven around in luxurious automobiles, the poor working class is left to shoulder the burden. And when you complain, they tell you to "ubah gaya hidup"... this is stupidly stupid!

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bslee
15-10-2010, 02:31 PM
Bah, even if the other camp take over Putrajaya, very little can be achieved to benefit all the plain man in the street, the middle and lower class income group who obviously suffer the most Cost of living in immediate measures. The tolled roads have proved not to benefit road users but actually burden most in practice.
With a new gahmen, how can price of meat, fish chicken at current market prices be halved?, how can we reduce dependency on imports on many sundries and food essentials, how can essential goods prices be halved, how can property prices be halved, how can energy costs be drastically reduced?. These are some that are most important to most citizens here in the middle and lower income group.
Sorry if all this may seem OT but it have everything to do or linked with the regime that purposely insist on controlling or having a big say in just about everything in our mortal lives here.

Sentinel
15-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Tell me something BSLee, based on what facts or evidences did you make this statement: "even if the other camp take over Putrajaya, very little can be achieved to benefit all the plain man in the street, the middle and lower class income group who obviously suffer the most Cost of living in immediate measures"? Have you really seen the other camp rule the country? If not, why make this sweeping statement?

Have you seen Penang? Are you aware that for the first time the revenue collected by the PR Govt here exceeded RM1 billion due to no corruption and little leakages?

So, if what you say is true, the other party is just as bad, then tell me what do you suggest, let this country run on rudderless and down the gutter?

If you have given up, please do not deflate those like me still fighting to make the changes. There is still hope and we are all fighting and the last thing we need is a negative sweeping statement like yours.

cml
15-10-2010, 02:50 PM
The rakyat is paying for all the excesses of the gomen. We are paying for it as well as our children and grand children and there will come a day when we are blamed by them for not doing anything about it when we could. Nobody takes responsibility for screwups and the gomen ends up paying for it, meaning our money which could have been put to better use. We have arrived, we are no longer going to be a failed state, we already are!!!. Rent seekers would collect for their'contribution' to the job by showing up to collect their commissions . A job like that would probablly cost at least a billion us dollars if we 1malaysian contractors were to do it, given its awe factor.