1 As of 6pm on Friday, 16 October 2015, around 150 companies and consortia have responded to the invitation by Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) for 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.
2 Companies that have yet to register their interest in the RFI exercise are still welcome to do so. All responses to the RFI must be received no later than 12.00pm on 18 November 2015.
3 In a joint statement, CEO of SPAD, En Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah and CEO of LTA, Mr Chew Men Leong said: “We are pleased by the market’s positive response to the RFI exercise. We look forward to receiving their feedback next month. This feedback will be critical in helping us with the commercial model of the project, and will help ensure that this project starts off on the right note.”
4 The RFI exercise is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.