MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR) has called for two tenders to procure the services of consultants to assist with regulatory submissions to the relevant authorities in relation to the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project.
This is in accordance with the government’s move to resume discussions on the project, as announced in May this year.
The tenders are for the appointment of Section 4 (S.4) Land Consultant and the Environmental, Social and Heritage Impact Assessment Consultant for the KL-SG HSR project.
“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 (Act 486) 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,” it said in a statement on Aug 26.
MyHSR CEO Datuk Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said the company encourages local firms with relevant experience to participate in the tenders to provide their expertise and assist on the land acquisition, environmental, social and heritage impact assessment activities.
“These activities are a critical precursor component for the project and have significant impact to the overall delivery of the KL-SG HSR project,” he said.
“The ensuing S.4 gazettement of a corridor width of 500 meters will facilitate additional works for the project, such as soil investigation and utility mapping, which will allow further refinement of the HSR alignment prior to the land acquisition exercise.
He added that the planned environmental, social and heritage impact assessments will identify potential sensitive receptors along the project corridor, and mitigation measures will be proposed to minimise the environmental, social and heritage impacts.
MyHSR is wholly owned by the Minister of Finance (Inc), a company incorporated in 2015 under the supervision of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department.