MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore have awarded the Joint Development Partner (JDP) contract for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail (HSR) project to the consortium of WSP Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Mott MacDonald Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd.

KUALA LUMPUR: MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore have awarded the Joint Development Partner (JDP) contract for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail (HSR) project to the consortium of WSP Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Mott MacDonald Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd.

The JDP will provide project management support and technical advice on HSR systems and operations, MyHSR and LTA said in a joint statement yesterday.

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 (JPT) established between MyHSR and LTA 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.

“Following the commitment of the two governments through the Bilateral Agreement signing, the JDP appointment marks the start of a challenging yet exciting journey to bring the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project to reality,” MyHSR chief executive officer Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said.

“The consortium will join the project teams of MyHSR and LTA in further developing the project. The teams will need to work closely to ensure that the project is delivered successfully. Further announcements will be made in due course, for other appointments of the project,” he added.

The joint JDP tender was called on Aug 22 last year and closed on Oct 17. A total of eight bids were received.

LTA chief executive Ngien Hoon Ping said with the collective expertise and extensive experience of the consortium in HSR projects internationally, MyHSR and LTA will be able to kick-start the preparation of upcoming joint tenders for this strategic project.

“Together with the advanced engineering study contract awarded earlier by LTA to carry out engineering studies for the Singapore stretch of the HSR, these two developments mark the next chapter in our journey to deliver the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project, targeted by end- 2026,” he added.

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