The Pahang government yesterday has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with four companies for the Kuantan Skytrain Development Project, involving a total development cost of RM 18.29 billion. The project involves two phases, which will see the construction of three rail lines that covers a total distance of 54.5 km.
The four aforementioned companies partnering with the Pahang government includes VKCC Sdn Bhd, Vibrant Frontier Sdn Bhd, Guangcai China Sdn Bhd, and China Shandong International Economic & Technical Cooperation Group Ltd. The responsibilities for each of the involved parties in the Kuantan Skytrain Development Project have not been disclosed at this time, and the same can be said for the project’s expected date of commencement.
According to news outlet Pahang Media, the development of the first phase will include the construction of two lines. The first will cover a distance of about 12.5 km that connects Menara Kuantan 188 to KOTASA, while the second line will cover a distance of about 10 km that connects Menara Kuantan 188 to Teluk Cempedak. This phase is expected to cost RM 7.38 billion, and will also involve the construction of four Skytrain stations.
Meanwhile, the second phase will focus on the construction of a third Skytrain line, which aims to connect KOTASA to the upcoming Kuantan International Airport with a distance of approximately 32 km. Development of this line is expected to cost RM 10.9 billion.
The first phase is expected to be completed within four years, while the second phase is also expected to be completed within the same period. The Kuantan Skytrain Development Project is aimed to enhance Pahang’s transport system, in addition to supporting the Kuantan International Airport project and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
Just in case you missed it, Sabah has also expressed interest in developing its own Skytrain system in Kota Kinabalu (KK). The East Malaysian state’s project will involve two phases, with the aim to connect the KK International Airport to a new mixed commercial development known as Jesselton New City.
(Source: Pahang Media)