Request for information period of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail extended-Xinhua

Request for information period of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail extended

Source: Xinhua| 2023-07-28 22:32:30|Editor: huaxia

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The purchase of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project request for information (RFI) documents has been extended throughout the concept proposal stage, due to overwhelming response and requests from industry players.

MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp), a company owned by the Malaysian government, said in a statement on Friday that interested firms and consortia may purchase the RFI Documents from now until Nov. 15, which is the closing date for the submission of concept proposals for the KL-SG HSR project.

To date, close to 30 local and international firms have registered to purchase the RFI documents.

MyHSR Corp said the firm is encouraged by the positive response from the industry players.

It said more than 700 local and foreign participants, representing the full spectrum of the HSR project, attended the KL-SG HSR RFI briefing in Malaysia on Thursday.

In addition to representatives from Malaysian companies, it said the RFI briefing was also attended by representatives of industry players from the Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore.

Earlier this month, MyHSR Corp announced that it is seeking concept proposals from local and international firms and consortiums to reactivate KL-SG HSR project.

The cross-border HSR project was terminated in January 2021 due to Malaysia and Singapore being unable to reach an agreement.

The 350-km high-speed railway, which includes 335 km within Malaysia and 15 km in Singapore, had been scheduled to be completed by 2026, cutting travel time between Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 minutes.