Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MEMORANDUM PERSEFAHAMAN PROJEK KERETAPI BERKELAJUAN TINGGI KUALA LUMPUR - SINGAPURA



Tercipta sejarah pada hari ini apabila termeterainya perjanjian persefahaman antara Kerajaan Malaysia dengan Republik Singapura berkenaan projek Keretapi Berkelajuan Tinggi (HSR) yang bakal menghubungkan Malaysia dan Singapura. 

Memorandum persefahaman ini telah ditandatangani oleh Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan dan Menteri Koordinasi Pengangkutan Infrastruktur Singapura  Khaw Boon Wan yang disaksikan oleh Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan rakan sejawatannya dari Singapura Lee Hsien Loong.

Pembinaan HSR dijadualkan bermula awal 2018 sehingga siap pada 2025 dan akan diuji perlaksanaannya selama setahun sebelum dibenarkan untuk beroperasi pada tahun berikutnya.

Landasan yang bakal dibina adalah sepanjang 350km, 335km akan dibina di Malaysia dan selebihnya  15km lagi di Singapura. Landasan yang mempunyai dua trek yang bertentangan akan melalui lapan perhentian bermula di Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Seremban , Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat , Iskandar Puteri dan Singapura.

Keretapi yang berkelajuan 300km/jan  akan mengambil masa 90 minit dari Kuala Lumpur ke Singapura berbanding perkhidmatan hari ini yang memgambil masa lebih kuranf 11 jam.

Keseluruhan kos projek ini dikatakan menelan belanja antara RM50-RM60 bilion. Malaysia dan Singapura akan memulakan tawaran tender  antarabangsa pada bulan ogos dan akan melantik rakan kongsi pembinaan bersama selepas projek itu diumukan nanti.

Persefahaman yang ditandatangani ini merupakan hasil dari perbincangan antara Kementerian Pengangkutan dan Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) bersama Kementerian Pengankutan dan pihak berkuasa Pengangkutan Darat Singapura (LTD). 

Dalam MoU ini telah dipersetujui  beberapa perkara termasuk aspek teknikal , model komersial, pelepasan kastam, imigresen dan kuarantin (CIQ) urusan keselamatan , rangka kerja kawal aturan dan pengurusan projek.

Pengerusi SPAD, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar menyatakan, pembangunan HSR yang berorentasikan pengangkutan yang melalui kawasan perumahan awam akan memaksimumkan dan memudahkan akses kepada pengangkutan awam. 

"Saya percaya projek HSR akan mengubah landskap pengangkutan dan akan membawa manfaat sosial dan pemangkin pertumbuhan ekonomi jangka panjang kepada kedua-dua negara.





Memorandum of Understanding is a Major Milestone for the
Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail Project


1. Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and Singapore’s Land
Transport Authority (LTA) welcome today's signing of the Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Malaysia and the
Government of the Republic of Singapore on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High
Speed Rail (HSR) Project, by YB Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Malaysia’s

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and H.E. Minister Khaw Boon Wan,
Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport.
The signing ceremony, which was witnessed by Malaysia’s Prime Minister
Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee
Hsien Loong, signifies Malaysia and Singapore’s firmest commitment yet to this
iconic project.

2. The MOU reflects the outcome of extensive discussions between officials led
by the Ministry of Transport and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD)
of Malaysia, and the Ministry of Transport and Land Transport Authority of
Singapore, since the project was first announced by the Prime Ministers of both
countries at the 4

2013. The MOU captures the key points of agreement on the project, which
include the technical parameters, commercial model, customs, immigration &
quarantine (CIQ) clearance, safety & security matters, regulatory framework,
as well as project management. Please refer to Annex A for the highlights.
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3. The MOU will guide the development of a legally-binding Bilateral Agreement
to be signed by both Governments towards the end of this year. It also reiterates
the Governments’ commitment to ensure that all project tenders are conducted




in an open, fair and transparent manner, so as to encourage participation from
technology and service providers worldwide.

4. Both Governments agreed that each will take responsibility for developing,
constructing and maintaining the civil infrastructure and stations within their
own countries, which will be undertaken by MyHSR Corporation and LTA (as
InfraCos) in Malaysia and Singapore respectively. Through international
tenders, an assets company (AssetsCo) will be appointed to provide and
maintain the HSR trains and its associated systems (e.g. track, power,
signalling and telecommunications), while two train operating companies
(OpCos) will be appointed to operate the HSR services. OpCo International will
operate the cross-border services (i.e. the Express Service and the Shuttle
Service), while OpCo Domestic will operate the Domestic Service within
Malaysia. Please refer to Annex B for an illustration of the HSR services and
the relationship between the InfraCos, AssetsCo and OpCos.

5. Both Governments agreed that the HSR will have eight stations – the termini in
Bandar Malaysia and Singapore, and six intermediate stations in Putrajaya,
Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri. Please refer to
Annex C for an illustrative map of the location of the stations. All stations will
be designed to integrate with the local public transport systems to ensure
seamless connectivity. The trains will run at a top speed of more than 300km/h.
To facilitate swift and seamless travel, both Governments agreed to co-locate
CIQ facilities at three locations – Singapore, Iskandar Puteri and Kuala Lumpur
– so that international-bound passengers will need to undergo CIQ clearance
by both Malaysia and Singapore authorities only at the point of departure.
Please refer to Annex D for an illustration of the co-located CIQ concept for
passengers travelling between KL and Singapore.

6. Both Governments also agreed to form a Bilateral Committee comprising
representatives from both Governments to manage and regulate aspects of the
project which might impact the cross-border services. In addition, a Joint
Project Team comprising representatives from MyHSR Corporation and LTA
will be formed to coordinate joint aspects of planning and development works
prior to the commencement of operations. As a next step, the Joint Project



Team will call for an international tender next month to appoint a Joint

Development Partner to provide technical support to both countries on the

project.

7. Both Governments agreed to work towards commencing HSR operations by

around 2026.

About SPAD

The Land Public Transport Commission or Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat

(SPAD) is the planning, regulatory and enforcement authority for all land public

transport matters in Peninsular Malaysia. Established on 3 June 2010 under the

Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat Act 2010, the Commission falls directly

under the purview of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

About MyHSR Corporation

MyHSR Corporation is a company incorporated in 2015, wholly owned by the Minister

of Finance Incorporated. As the project delivery vehicle for the KL-SG HSR project,

MyHSR is responsible for the development and implementation of the project.

About LTA

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport

of Singapore. The HSR Group within LTA will be responsible for the engineering

design development and implementation of the project, working closely with relevant

agencies in both Singapore and Malaysia.


The highlights of the MOU are as follows. The Governments of both Malaysia and

Singapore have agreed:

1. That each government will take responsibility for developing, constructing and

maintaining the civil infrastructure and stations within their own countries, and

this will be undertaken by MyHSR Corporation in Malaysia and LTA in

Singapore.

2. To appoint through international tender an assets company to provide and

maintain the HSR assets, in particular the HSR trains and its associated

systems (e.g. track, power, signalling and telecommunications).

3. To appoint through international tender two train operating companies. OpCo

International will operate the international HSR services (i.e. the 90-minute,

non-stop Bandar Malaysia-Singapore Express Service, and the Iskandar

Puteri-Singapore Shuttle Service), while OpCo Domestic will operate the

Domestic Service within Malaysia.

4. To co-locate CIQ facilities at three locations – Singapore, Iskandar Puteri and

Kuala Lumpur – so that international-bound passengers will need to undergo

CIQ clearance by both Malaysia and Singapore authorities only at the point of

departure, and not at the point of arrival.

5. To form a Bilateral Committee with representatives from both Governments to

regulate the cross-border services (Express and Shuttle) and issues which

might impact these services, as well as other joint aspects of the project.

6. To form a Joint Project Team to manage the joint aspects of project planning

and development work prior to the commencement of operations.

7. To jointly call for an international tender in August 2016 to appoint a Joint

Development Partner to provide technical support on joint aspects of the

project, including interface and integration matters.

8. To work towards commencing HSR operations by around 2026.