by DASHVEENJIT KAUR/ pic by TMR FILE
MYHSR Corp Sdn Bhd is issuing two tenders to procure the services of consultants to assist with regulatory submissions authorities for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project.
The two tenders are for the appointment of the Section 4 land consultant and the environmental, social and heritage impact assessment consultant.
This came after the government’s announcement in May to resume discussions on the HSR project. Currently, Singapore and Malaysia are in discussions on the project and hope to conclude by year-end.
MyHSR Corp CEO Datuk Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal encouraged local firms with relevant experience to participate in the tenders.
“These activities are a critical precursor component for the project and have a significant impact on the overall delivery of the project,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Mohd Nur Ismal said the ensuing S.4 gazettement of a corridor width of 500m would facilitate additional works for the project, such as soil investigation and utility mapping, which will allow further refinement of the HSR alignment before the land acquisition exercise.
“Meanwhile, the planned environmental, social and heritage impact assessments will identify the potential sensitive receptors along the project corridor and mitigation measures will be proposed to minimise the environmental, social and heritage impacts,” he added.
According to the company, deliverables from both sets of consultants will form part of the regulatory process as prescribed by the Land Public Transport Act 2010 (Act 715).
“The S.4 (Land Acquisition Act 1960) land acquisition plan and land acquisition plan booklet, as well as the environmental impact assessment will be displayed to the public during the requisite railway scheme public inspection process planned for early next year,” MyHSR said.