Furthering regional presence, Gamuda wins RM2.13 bil Taiwan railway project
27 Oct 2022 | The Edge Markets
Artist’s impression of the PingZhen underground commuter station.

Gamuda Berhad is pleased to announce that the company has been appointed as the main contractor by the Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Railway Bureau to deliver RM2.13 billion TaoYuan City Underground Railway Project, Package CJ18 PingZhen Commuter Station in Taiwan.

With the recent rapid development of TaoYuan city and the government’s strategic infrastructure plan, the new underground alignment will optimise the use of land in PingZhen District. Upon completion, the underground railway is foreseen to improve mobility and reduce the traffic congestion faced by TaoYuan residents.

The project will require the construction of a 3.734km underground twin-bound railway track with an underground commuter station at PingZhen, and estimate to be completed within 96 months.

Artist’s impression of the PingZhen underground commuter station.

The project scope includes:

  • Civil Engineering and M&E works for PingZhen commuter station;
  • Constructing a 3.734km underground twin-bound railway track by cut and cover method (exclude rail installation);
  • ZhongFeng bridge protection works;
  • Relocation of LaoJie river bridge;
  • Constructing a temporary PingZhen above-ground commuter station
  • Constructing a permanent PingZhen underground commuter station

The PingZhen commuter station is Gamuda’s sixth project in Taiwan, expanding the Group’s regional footprint in the country. The construction project will be executed by a 60:40 unincorporated joint venture between Gamuda and Asia World Engineering & Construction Co. (AWEC), respectively.

Gamuda’s first project in Taiwan was the 3.86km of the 43km Kaohsiung Metropolitan Mass Rapid Transit Line. Gamuda’s other ongoing projects in Taiwan include the construction and completion of 1.23km Marine Bridge at Guantang, with the extension of the bridge about 376m; 4,014-metre-long Seawall at the Taipei Port and 7.3km 161kV Underground Transmission Line from Songshu to Guanfeng.