The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has awarded a S$809m contract to Samsung C&T Corporation to design and construct a stretch of the North-South Corridor (NSC).
Under the contract, Samsung C&T Corporation will design and construct a 1.25km stretch of tunnels, including two entry ramp tunnels and two exit ramp tunnels, between Novena Rise and Toa Payoh Rise.
As part of the contract, facilities such as overhead bridges for pedestrians, sheltered linkways, bus-stops and cycling paths will also be built along this stretch.
Work on this stretch of the corridor is likely to begin in 2018 and civil contracts for the rest of the NSC’s tender packages are expected to be awarded in 2018-2019.
The LTA has originally conceived the NSC as the North-South Expressway covering 21.5km to connect towns in the northern region to the city centre and later re-designed it as the North-South Corridor.
The NSC is the first integrated transport corridor with bus lanes and cycling trunk routes for commuters, cyclists and pedestrians, in line with the government’s car-lite vision.
The NSC is expected to be completed in 2026.
Samsung C&T Corporation has already completed several road and railway infrastructure projects in South Korea and overseas.
The company has also completed major projects in Singapore, which include the construction of North-South Line’s Marina South Pier Station, a 1.75km stretch of the Marina Coastal Expressway and the Downtown Line 3’s Expo and Upper Changi Stations.
Samsung C&T Corporation is currently building Xilin Station and tunnels as part of the Downtown Line Extension and the Caldecott and Marine Parade Stations as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line.