HIGH SPEED RAIL from China. NSTP File Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd will call for a tender to appoint the final survey consultants (FSC) to assist with land acquisition activities for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project on March 9.

MyHSR said the FSC tender will be divided into six packages, with three packages being reserved for Bumiputera firms.

The firm said the main scopes of the FSC are to conduct land survey and provide land administration support for the land acquisition process for the HSR project within Malaysia.

“The availability of the land for construction works is essential for the project. Upon approval of the Railway Scheme for the project, the identified land will be acquired by the government in accordance to Section 8 of Land Acquisition Act 1960 (Act 486),” it said in a statement.

MyHSR said land acquisition application is expected to commence in June with the first land to be acquired for the main infrastructures for example stations, maintenance facilities and tunnel portals.

Chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said land acquisition is a critical activity for the project and has significant impact to its overall delivery.

“The tender is open to experienced companies registered with the Finance Ministry, while the individual licensed land surveyor from the companies must be registered with the Land Surveyors Board of Malaysia,” he said.

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