Kaohsiung Metropolitan Mass Rapid Transit (KMMRT)
Working with the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation, Gamuda constructed 3.86km of the 43km line, which involved the construction of two parallel underground tunnels and two underground stations – the two-storey Fengshan Junior High School and four-level Dadung. Our engineering expertise was deployed in complicated situations where ground conditions were soft and wet, and at times aggravated by earthquakes.
After completion, our stringent approach to environmental protection, quality control and project management earned us the Air Quality Protection Award, and National Environmental Protection Outstanding Award from the Government of Taiwan.
Being awarded the deal to build Defu Station and Tunnels by the Land Transport Authority, Singapore is another positive breakthrough for us and a testament to Gamuda's strategic business advancement in our target markets.
This also marked our second infrastructure project foray in Singapore, and an opportunity to contribute to its national agenda in major infrastructure investments benefitting both current and future generations. For the Singapore market, we continue to look forward to actively participating in its 15-year generational infrastructure upgrade plan, providing local employment opportunities, as well as expanding our international footprint in this close-to-home market given the healthy pipeline of exciting projects in the coming years.
Defu Station is one of the 12 stations on the MRT Cross Island Line (Phase 1), which serves residential and industrial areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio. Upon completion, the line will benefit more than 100,000 households along the vicinity. It is foreseen to improve access to industrial areas, leisure parks and new business hubs in the city. Defu Station works commenced in the second quarter of 2022 and are scheduled for completion in 2030.