Project Delivery Partner for KL-S’pore High-Speed Rail to be known by Q1 2018

JOHOR BARU: The winner of the bid to be the - High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) Project Delivery Partner (PDP) will likely be known by the first quarter of next year.

MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd commercial director Tonny Yeap said today the deadline to submit the PDP tender proposal is the end of .

“Right now, we are still open for expressions of interest by companies in the tender, so the numbers (interest) are still changing.

“We are open to both local and foreign consortiums. What’s important is that the companies coming forward should and must have railway experience in , alongside expertise in high-speed rail,” he told reporters at a media briefing here.

MyHSR Corp called for the tender to appoint the PDP for the mega project on Nov 22.
The PDP will develop the detailed design for the infrastructure works, which includes the stations and alignment structures within Malaysia, as well as construct them on budget and on time.

On whether the proposed alignment has been finalised, project delivery director Mark Loader said it has been submitted to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and is in the midst of a public inspection exercise which began on Nov 1 this year.

“At the end of the inspection process, we will gather the feedback from the public and address them, before going back to SPAD for our proposed final alignment.

“It will take us maybe one or two months to review all the comments and resubmit to SPAD our version of the railway scheme for final approval.

“By the end of the first quarter next year, we will submit our final proposal (alignment) and, assuming it is approved by SPAD, the alignment will then be fixed,” Loader said. – Bernama

Source: The Sun Daily

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