PETALING JAYA (Dec 8): The winner of the bid to become the project deliver partner (PDP) for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) will most probably be revealed in 1Q18, reported Bernama.
The deadline to submit the PDP tender proposal is at the end of January next year, said MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd commercial director Tonny Yeap.
"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 Malaysia, alongside expertise in high speed rail," he said.
The PDP will develop the detailed design for the infrastructure works, which include stations and alignment structures within Malaysia, as well as construct them within budget and on time.
Meanwhile, MyHSR project delivery director Mark Loader said the proposed alignment had been submitted to the Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and is in the midst of a public inspection that began Nov 1 and will end on Jan 31 next 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.