JV Company Wins Contract for System Package 1 of KUTS Project

Sarawak Metro Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Amar, Dr. Abdul Aziz Husain said this marks another milestone in the development of this noble project, which aimed to modernize Sarawak’s public transport system through innovative solutions. ecologically sustainable.

KUCHING (June 18): Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Metro) has announced that a joint venture, comprising EPR (Kuching) Sdn Bhd, Global Rail Sdn Bhd and Mobilus Sdn Bhd, has won the tender for the Package System 1 of the Kuching Urban Transport System Project (KUTS).

Sarawak Metro said in a press release yesterday that the joint venture was one of two companies that submitted bids to them (Sarawak Metro) at the end of the bidding period on March 31.

“The System Set 1 of the KUTS project includes the supply of rolling stock, namely hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit Vehicles (ART), Depot Equipment and Maintenance Vehicles (DEMV), Signaling and control (S&CS) and an automatic platform gate (APG),” It said.

Congratulating the joint venture on the successful tender, Sarawak Metro Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. Abdul Aziz Husain said it marked another milestone in the development of this noble project, which aimed to modernizing Sarawak’s public transport system through environmentally sustainable solutions.

He also reminded the successful bidder to be a responsible and accountable partner of Sarawak Metro in the implementation of the KUTS project and to be fully committed to improving mobility in Greater Kuching.

“The development of the KUTS project will be a game-changer, not only in the modernization of public transport, but also in improving the socio-economic and social mobility of people, especially in Kuching and neighboring cities, and the metro of Sarawak wants to see the success of this project,” he added.

Abdul Aziz also said that the development of the KUTS project is in line with the initiative of the Sarawak government to advance the hydrogen economy agenda by tackling the global problem of climate change, adding that the project is also important in their efforts to decarbonize public transport in Sarawak.

Sarawak Metro is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and was commissioned to implement the KUTS project.

ART’s passenger service is expected to be rolled out in stages, starting in the fourth quarter of 2025, with full completion of phase 1 of the project in 2027.

Laura J. Boyer