Macau, China, 13 April – Three international consortiums put forward proposals Monday to the Macau government to supply the system and equipment for the first phase of the Macau light railway.
The proposals were handed in to the Office for Transport Infrastructure by the Siemens-China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Consortium and by joint-venture Bombardier Transportation- China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and Light Rail Train.
The tender aims to select the most appropriate supplier to carry out the design and construction work needed to build the light rail system within the Sai Van Bridge.
The light railway has an expected cost of 7.5 billion patacas (US$940 million) and in the first stage will be 21 kilometres long and have 21 stations, and capacity to transport a maximum of 1,200 passengers per hour in each direction between Macau and Taipa island.
The Macau light railway is scheduled to be operating 4 years and 1 month after the contract is awarded. (macauhub)