MyHSR civil works package expects 70,000 job creation

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KUALA LUMPUR: MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyHSR Corp) announced today that the Kuala Lumpur -Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) is expected to generate more than 70,000 jobs to deliver the civil works packages.

This includes creating opportunities for professionals, skilled workers, and students from all over the country to work along the corridor of the 335KM alignment within Malaysia.

In addition, more than 60 civil work packages will result in over 5,000 sub-contract packages opened to local firms which will stimulate the growth of local industries.

More than 40% in values of the civil work packages will be allocated to Bumiputera companies.

Appointments

MyHSR Corp also made an announcement to appoint Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad – Gamuda Berhad consortium (MRCB Gamuda Consortium) and Syarikat Pembenaan Yeoh Tiong Lay Sdn Bhd – TH Properties Sdn Bhd consortium (YTL-THP) as the Project Delivery Partners (PDPs) for the northern and southern sections of the alignment respectively.

MRCB Gamuda Consortium’s HSR expert consultant is CH2M Services Sdn Bhd while YTL-THP’s HSR expert consultants are Systra S.A. and AECOM Perunding Sdn Bhd.

According to MyHSR Corp, the PDPs will not only ensure successful delivery of the KL-SG HSR project civil works on time and budget but at the same, build the local supply chain and human capital for the HSR industry.

“MyHSR Corp supports the push for localisation and has at the start of this procurement process emphasised the importance of local players in the project,” said Dato’ Mohd Nur Ismal bin Mohamed Kamal, CEO of MyHSR Corp. “However, given that HSR is new in Malaysia, we have also asked our local players to partner with HSR expertise globally to ensure that we build a safe and efficient HSR,” he added.

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