The PDP’s responsibilities will include overall project management; detailed design, procurement planning and construction management, including testing and commissioning of infrastructure; interface and stakeholder engagement; assisting in the planning of tunnels; and provision of knowledge transfer for operation and maintenance.

According to the tender notice, MyHSR seeks a contractor with “comprehensive knowledge of local Malaysian railway construction best practices, regulatory requirements, and supply market conditions.”

A tender briefing will be held for eligible firms on December 4.

Land acquisition is now underway in Malaysia for the 350km line, which is is due to open in 2026.