SPAD AND ECERDC CONDUCT JOINT MARKET SENSING EXERCISE FOR EAST COAST RAIL LINE (ECRL) PROJECT
The Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) and the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) have jointly launched a market sensing exercise to gauge market interest and seek views via a Request for Information (RFI) for the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project today.
Both SPAD and ECERDC are in the process of analysing different types of business, technical models and procurement strategies and alternatives for the implementation of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project. The joint market study via a Request for Information is designed as a consultation exercise to seek industry opinion and collate market feedback. The feedback received will validate options for the approach that the SPAD and ECERDC will undertake for this project.
Interested parties are encouraged to visit SPAD’s website (www.spad.gov.my/ecrl) for more information. Alternatively they can refer to the RFI advertisement published on 15 March, 2016 in Utusan Malaysia and The Star.
This RFI is open to companies and consortia, who are interested in participating in the project, in the areas of ECRL railway design, funding, construction, operations and maintenance across the supply chain. The deadline for submission for the RFI exercise is 15th May before 12pm.
About the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project
Infrastructure development is critical to growing the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) and rail is a key enabler for the region that can connect economic centres including industrial areas and provide a link to Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley efficiently. To unlock this growth, ECRL has been identified as a high impact infrastructure project that will form the backbone of ECER multimodal transport infrastructure. This will complement existing road/expressway infrastructure as the Lebuhraya Pantai Timur and the existing KTMB East Coast Line and ports.