China Communications Construction Company wins Singapore’s Johor Bahru second civil contract

WCN Editorial Team 1 Feb 2021 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has awarded the second civil contract worth $180m to China Communications Construction Company (Singapore Branch) for the construction of Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link.

The work on the contract involves construction of the RTS Link viaduct and tunnels in Singapore.

LTA said that the viaduct will stand at a height of 25m above the Straits of Johor running within Singapore’s territory and will connect to the RTS Link Woodlands North station through underground tunnels.

Construction work on the RTS Link viaduct as well as the tunnels is expected to begin in the second quarter of the year.

On 26 November last year, LTA awarded the first civil contract to build the RTS Link Woodlands North station, tunnels and the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) building in Singapore to Penta-Ocean Construction.

With a capacity to transport nearly 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction, the RTS Link is a 4km rail shuttle service between the Singapore terminus at Woodlands North station and the Malaysia terminus at Bukit Chagar station in Johor Bahru.

LTA said that the RTS Link is estimated to begin its passenger services at the end of 2026.

Once operational, the link will upgrade the connectivity between Singapore and Johor Bahru and reduce congestion along the causeway.

Specialising in large-scale rail, road and bridge projects, China Communications Construction Company has previously completed work on many other rail projects in China and Kenya.

The company is currently working on the Boon Lay station on the Jurong Region Line.

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China Communications Construction Company wins $180m civil works contract for Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link. (Credit: Pexels from Pixabay.)

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