Kuala Lumpur to Singapore HSR Joint Development Partner Tender to be Issued

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore HSR Joint Development Partner Tender to be Issued :Malaysia’s MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR) and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) are about to call for a joint tender to appoint a Joint Development Partner (JDP) that will assist in the development of the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Project.

According to the joint press release issued on 19 August 2016:

MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (‘MyHSR’) of Malaysia and Land Transport Authority (‘LTA’) of Singapore will be calling for a joint tender on 22nd August 2016 (Monday) to appoint a Joint Development Partner (‘JDP’) to assist in the development of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.

The JDP is expected to provide project management support, technical advice and procurement advice relating to the high speed railway systems and operations. The JDP will also develop the technical and safety standards to be adopted for the project. In addition, it will assist the Joint Project Team established between Singapore and Malaysia with the preparation of documents for the forthcoming tenders relating to the joint aspects of the project, such as the appointment of the AssetsCo and OpCo International.

The tender is open to firms who have advised on large public private partnership infrastructure projects including HSR projects of similar size and complexity or firms with experience in providing project management, technical, commercial or legal advisory services relating to HSR and/or rail projects of ≥ 200km of track.
Interested parties should visit MyHSR’s website (http://www.myhsr.com.my/tender.php) or LTA’s website (www.lta.gov.sg/hsr) for more information from 22nd August 2016 (Monday).
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First conceived in 2013, the 350 km line is expected to reduce travel time between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes.

The project envisages the construction of a brand new rail line with dedicated tracks that will allow trains to travel at a maximum speed of 300 km/h.

The date for start of operations has been postponed from 2020 to “around 2026”.
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Singapore Transport Minister and Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project on 19 July 2016.

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Writer: John Carlo Ottaviani

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