Singapore, Malaysia to call joint tender for High Speed Rail project

Singapore, Malaysia to call joint tender for High Speed Rail project

The tender is for appointing a Joint Development Partner, who will be expected to provide project management support, as well as relevant technical and procurement advice, according to a joint statement.

A map of the preferred alignment of the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail.

SINGAPORE: Malaysia's MyHSR and Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be calling for a joint tender on Monday (Aug 22) to appoint a Joint Development Partner (JDP).

The partner will assist in the development of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project, said the two organisations in a statement issued on Friday.

"The JDP is expected to provide project management support, technical advice and procurement advice relating to the high speed railway systems and operations," the release said. "It will also develop the technical and safety standards to be adopted for the project."

MyHSR and LTA said the appointed JDP will also assist the joint project team established between both cities to prepare documents for forthcoming tenders.

According to the press release, the tender is open to firms who have advised on large public private partnership infrastructure projects including HSR projects of similar size and complexity.

They may also be companies with experience in providing project management, technical, commercial or legal advisory services relating to HSR and other rail projects with more than 200km of track.

The HSR line will run for 350km, with 335km in Malaysia and 15km in Singapore, and on two tracks going in opposite directions. It will comprise eight stops in total: Singapore, Iskandar Puteri, Batu Pahat, Muar, Ayer Keroh, Seremban, Putrajaya and KL.

Construction of the HSR is scheduled to take place from 2018 to 2025, followed by testing, commissioning and finally kick off for the revenue service a year later.

Source: CNA/hs