Sirim STS appointed as coordinator for rail industry standard

by TMR

SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary company of Sirim Bhd has been appointed as coordinator for the development of Malaysia Railways Industrial Standard (MRIS). 

The appointment of Sirim STS as the secretariat for the rail industry standards was recently made by Technology Depository Agency Bhd, an agency under the Minister of Finance Inc, established as custodian to operationalise the Malaysian Industrial Collaboration Programme (ICP) Management Framework. 

Sirim president and group CEO Datuk Dr Ahmad Sabirin Arshad said Sirim STS is tasked to develop a series of Industry Standards on trackwork components namely concrete sleepers, ballast, rail pads, base plates, clips, fasteners, welding — alumino and welding — and flash butt. 

“The development of MRIS is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2022. It is expected to bring significant benefits to Malaysia’s rail industry,” he said in a statement yesterday. 

The initiative to develop the MRIS is part of the national initiatives to advance and promote competitiveness of the country’s rail industry. 

The development of the industry standard will involve collaboration and participation from industrial partners, China Communication Construction Company (M) Sdn Bhd and George Kent (M) Bhd, which are also the work package contractor or ICP provider for MRT Putrajaya Line project (Package SSP-SY-204). 

A workshop on MRIS development with the participation from all stakeholders will be organised on Dec 17, 2021, in Shah Alam, Selangor to kick off the project.