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.
Our successful delivery of the award-winning Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Orange Line in Taiwan back in 2008, led to us clinching the RM3.45 billion Kaohsiung MRT Metropolitan Yellow Line Civil Engineering, Package YC01 (Package YC01).
This project is awarded by the Taiwan Kaohsiung City Government’s Mass Rapid Transit Bureau, a MRT division established under the federal Taiwan Kaohsiung City Government.
This project marks Gamuda's third railway project and sixth infrastructure project in Taiwan, reinforcing the Group’s reputation as the leading partner for rail and infrastructure development in the region. Estimated to be completed by 2032, this Project will be executed by an 88:12 unincorporated joint venture between Gamuda Berhad and Asia World Engineering & Construction Co. (AWEC). With a significant 88 percent share within the joint venture, Gamuda’s share of the contract value is RM3.03 billion.
The detailed scope of works for Package YC01 includes:
- 4.4km alignment located within NiaoSong District of which 3.5km comprises underground twin bored tunnels and 0.9km of elevated tracks
- Four stations (three underground and one above ground)
- Two crossovers and cross passages
Overall, the new Yellow Line is about 22.8km, consisting of a 21.9km underground section and 0.9km stretch which is elevated, with a total of 23 stations. It will have interchanges with the existing metro lines as well as light rail and mainline services. Upon completion, this project is expected to serve 1.16 million people, significantly improving connectivity for over 40 percent of the city's total population and further enhancing services in six key districts - NiaoSong, SanMin, LingYa, XinXing, FengShan and QianZhen.