MALAYSIA’s newly-elected prime minister Mr Mahathir Mohamad announced on May 28 that his government will abandon its commitment to the construction of a high-speed line linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, which is currently in the procurement phase.
MYHSR, which is responsible for building the Malaysian portion of the 350km Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line, has selected two consortia as project delivery partners to design and implement the civil works for the project.
MALAYSIAN engineering firm George Kent announced to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange on February 12 that it has reached an agreement with Siemens, Alstom, Italian State Railways (FS) and Porr, Austria, to form a consortium to bid for the AssetsCo tender for the Singapore - Kuala Lumpur high-speed line.
MALAYSIA High-Speed Rail Corporation (MyHSR) published a tender notice on November 22 for a Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to support the planning and delivery of civil infrastructure works on the Malaysian section of the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed line.
MALAYSIA’s prime minister, Mr Najib Razak, says that land acquisition has started for the construction of the 350km high-speed linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while three months of public consultation to allow people to comment on the project will begin on November 1.