The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civil contract for the construction works of two Jurong Region Line (JRL) stations and their associated viaduct to China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte. Ltd. at a contract value of $241 million.
Scope of Contract
2. The contract comprises works to design and construct two JRL stations, JS9 and JS10, in the vicinity of Enterprise Road and Jalan Tukang. The contract also includes a 1.5km viaduct between the stations, over Jurong Central Park and Jalan Boon Lay.
3. China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Zhen Hua Singapore Engineering Pte Ltd) has been operating in Singapore for more than 35 years and has completed rail projects in Macau and Thailand. It is also currently involved in the construction of Siglap station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.
4. Construction works for this contract are expected to start in May 2021 and are expected to be completed by 2029.
About the JRL
5. The JRL will improve connectivity in the western part of Singapore by serving areas that currently do not have direct links to the rail network such as NTU, Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, Pandan Reservoir and the future Tengah area. The stations at Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the Jurong area are expected to add more than 60,000 additional households within a 10-minute walk from a train station. As key residential areas such as Tengah new town develop over time, even more households will benefit from the JRL in the future.