Sarawak Metro appoints PPES Consults to undertake KUTS project’s Green Line Package 2

Mazli (third right) presenting the letter of appointment to Ting, witnessed by senior management staff of PCSB and Sarawak Metro on Feb 28, 2024.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, March 1: Sarawak Metro has appointed PPES Consults Sdn Bhd (PCSB) as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to undertake the development of Package 2 of the Green Line from Yayasan Sarawak roundabout to Damai Central for the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS) Project.

The Letter of Appointment was presented by Sarawak Metro’s chief executive officer, Ts Mazli Mustaffa, to the PCSB director, Ir Dr Ting Sie Chun, in a simple ceremony held at Sarawak Metro’s corporate office here on Wednesday (Feb 28).

In a media release yesterday, Sarawak Metro emphasised that this milestone is a step closer to realising its aspiration to modernise the public transport system in the State.

Package 2 of the Green Line for the KUTS Project involves the construction of a 20-km dedicated lane for the autonomous rapid transit (ART) from the Yayasan Sarawak roundabout to Damai Central, as well as the construction of three ART stations along the alignment.

The KUTS project is developed in phases, with Phase 1 comprising three main lines—the 27.6 km Blue Line from Rembus in Kota Samarahan to Hikmah Exchange in Kuching city centre; the 12.3 km Red Line from Kuching Sentral to Pending; and the 30 km Green Line, stretching from Pending to Damai, which includes the just-awarded Package 2.

The completion of Package 1 of the Blue Line and the Rembus Depot is anticipated by the fourth quarter of 2025, as well as the expected full completion of Phase 1 of the KUTS Project by the end of 2027.

As the implementer, maintainer and operator of the KUTS Project, Sarawak Metro aims to provide reliable, safe and sustainable public transport for the people.

All the modes of transportation for this project will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, making it the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

The initiative is to reduce carbon emissions to manage climate change as well as to support the Sarawak government’s effort to advance the hydrogen economy. — DayakDaily