consultants to assist with regulatory submissions to the relevant authorities for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project.
It said on Wednesday the two tenders are for the appointment of the Section 4 land consultant and the environmental, social and heritage impact assessment consultant.
The reports from the 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 May this year, the government announced the resumption of discussions on the project.
MyHSR Corp CEO Datuk Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal encouraged local firms with relevant experience to participate in the tenders to provide expertise and assist on the land acquisition, environmental, social, and the 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.
“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.
“Meanwhile, the planned environmental, social and heritage impact assessments will identify the potential sensitive receptors along the project corridor and mitigation measures will be proposed to minimise the environmental, social and heritage impacts, ” he added.
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