Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SPAD - Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail Project Request for Information Exercise Closed, 98 Submissions Received

News Releases
25 Nov 2015

1   Malaysia’s Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) are pleased to announce that we have received 98 submissions in response to the joint Request for Information (RFI) exercise on the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project. These companies and consortia come from across the HSR value chain and include entities based in Malaysia, Singapore, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North America (see Annex for a snapshot of the profile of respondents).

2   In a joint statement, CEO of SPAD, En Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah and CEO of LTA, Mr Chew Men Leong said: “We are grateful for the strong feedback that the market has provided us on our project. We will study the responses thoroughly and consider how the project’s commercial model and procurement approach can be further improved. We are heartened by the support we have received, and look forward to our continued partnership with the private sector to deliver this exciting and iconic project.”

3   The Governments of Malaysia and Singapore expect to finalise the commercial model and procurement approach of the project by next year.