A consortium of China Railway Construction Corporation, China Railway Group and China Communications Construction Company has won a MYR8.9bn ($2.1bn) contract for a railway project in southern Malaysia.
The scope of the project will include the design, construction, material supply, installation, completion, testing, trial operation and maintenance of the Gemas-Johor Bahru electric double-track railway.
The project covers a total length of 191km and includes nine new passenger stations, two rolling stock depots and three open stations next to the existing line. The newly-built railway will stretch from Gemas Station to Johor Bahru Central Station.
The full line, with a designed speed of 160kmph, is covered by metre-gauge ballast seamless tracks.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.