The Malaysian government’s project delivery vehicle, MyHSR Corp, extended the process after strong interest in the project at the KL-SG HSR RFI briefing on July 27. To date, around 30 local and international firms have registered to purchase the RFI documents.

The documents are now available to purchase from tomorrow up until November 15, which is the closing date for the submission of concept proposals for the KL-SG HSR project.

In addition to representatives from Malaysian companies, the RFI briefing was attended by companies from the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore.

The project will be a design-finance-build-operate-transfer model.

At the briefing, MyHSR chaiman Dato’ Sri Haji Fauzi Bin Abdul Rahman said the high-speed line was more than just a transport solution.

“It will form the major backbone between the Klang Valley and the southern corridor of Peninsular Malaysia, spurring developments of key economic centres, intermediate cities, high-value industrial parks, and many more,” he said.

“Besides stimulating economic recovery following global headwinds and the Covid-19 pandemic, the project will provide a much-needed boost to our construction sector and its supporting ecosystem while creating high-value jobs and generating business opportunities for small to large-scale enterprises.”

Malaysia and Singapore initially agreed on the project in 2016, with a completion date of 2026. It was put on hold in September 2018, with both sides agreeing to shelve the project until December 31, 2020.
On January 1, 2021, Malaysia and Singapore jointly announced the termination of the HSR project, as no agreement was reached on changes proposed by Malaysia. Talks to revive the project started in the second quarter last year.

For information on the RFI exercise and to purchase the RFI documents visit MyHSR Corp’s website