China Railway raih kontrak EDTP

Liow Tiong Lai (tiga dari kanan) melihat sebuah model kereta berkelajuan tinggi keluaran syarikat China sempena pameran HSR China di Kuala Lumpur, semalam. UTUSAN/AMIR KHALID
Liow Tiong Lai (tiga dari kanan) melihat sebuah model kereta berkelajuan tinggi keluaran syarikat China sempena pameran HSR China di Kuala Lumpur, semalam. UTUSAN/AMIR KHALID

KUALA LUMPUR 11 Dis. – Kerajaan menganugerahkan kontrak pembinaan projek landasan berkembar elektrik (EDTP) Gemas-Johor Bahru (JB) kepada China Railway International Co. Ltd. yang dijangka membabitkan kos RM7.13 bilion.

Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai berkata, pembinaan landasan yang dijangka siap pada 2020 itu bakal melengkapkan keseluruhan rangkaian EDTP negara dari JB ke Padang Besar, Perlis.

Katanya, kerajaan komited untuk menyediakan rangkaian pengangkutan yang baik bagi menyokong pertumbuhan ekonomi seiring dengan matlamat ke arah menjadi negara berpendapatan tinggi.

Ujar beliau, penganugerahan kontrak kepada China Railway untuk pembinaan EDTP Gemas-JB itu bertujuan mempercepatkan projek berkenaan.

“Buat masa ini, rangkaian landasan kereta api negara meliputi 1,641.4 kilometer dengan 46 peratus merupakan landasan berkembar elektrik.

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China Railway awarded Gemas-JB rail project

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the government is awarding the Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double tracking project (EDTP) to China Railway.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is awarding the Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double tracking project (EDTP) to China Railway, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Liow said the Gemas-JB line will complete the whole electrified double tracking rail network up to Padang Besar. Currently, there are 1,641.4km of railway network in Malaysia, of which 46 per cent are electrified double tracks. The completion of the Gemas-JB EDTP in 2020 will increase the number to 58 per cent. Liow was speaking at the opening ceremony of the China High Speed Railway Exhibition, here, today. “We have committed to and are awarding the contract to China Railway so we can speed up the project, he said. He said keeping in mind how critical a good transportation network is for economic growth and social inclusion in Malaysia’s journey to become a high-income nation, his ministry is working hard to identify new railway lines that will enhance the existing rail network especially within the Klang Valley.

New Straits Times – Sharen Kaur | 11 December 2015