Final train car set delivered for MRT Putrajaya line

Finance Ministry principal assistant secretary Raja Khairul Anuar Raja Abd Karim (centre) is flanked by MRT Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim (right) and Dr Sharoul during the Industrial Collaboration Programme completion ceremony at the KVMRT-2 Serdang Depot. – IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

THE second Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Putrajaya line has received its final train car set.

The line will go through the densely populated areas of Sri Damansara, Kepong, Batu, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Tun Razak Exchange, Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya.

Technology Depository Agency (TDA) chief executive officer Dr Sharoul Jambari said this local train set was manufactured locally by SMH Rail Sdn Bhd at their assembly plant in Rasa, Selangor under the industrial collaboration programme (ICP) initiative.

At a simple event, the rail car was attached to coaches at the MRT Depot in Serdang as a symbolic acknowledgement that the final train set had been delivered.

Dr Sharoul said the ICP initiative had brought about the collaboration between Hyundai-Rotem Company–Apex Communication- Posco Engineering Consortium and SMH Rail Sdn Bhd.

“This scope of collaboration also covers know-how transfer in the areas of assembly, testing and commissioning, facility upgrading and testing capability enhancement through dynamic test track investment, as well as local supply chain expansion, with the value estimated at RM158mil,” he said.

He added that ICP implementation under MRT Putrajaya line was a continuation from similar initiatives during the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line, whereby the ICP has contributed to an economy output of about RM2bil in comparison to RM1.06bil spent, a gross domestic product of RM724mil, as well as local direct workforces of 9,555 people involved.

MRT Corp chief financial officer Shahrul Fadli Omar said the MRT project’s ICP has benefitted over 300 local companies and given opportunities to over 4,200 individuals to grow through human capital development training programmes.

The event also witnessed the signing ceremony between Hyundai-Rotem Company and Nova FRP Sdn Bhd as the ICP recipient for the collaboration in ICP Initiatives that involve technology and expertise transfers on localisation of cab mask and coupler hatch rail components.

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