Sarawak Metro signs MoU with IJM Land, Liang Court Wanisara for new linkway to ART station

Mazli (front row, fourth left), Wong (front row, third left), Tan (front row, fourth right), and other officials in a group photo following the MoU signing ceremony at Menara SEDC in Kuching on June 25, 2024.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, June 25: Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Metro) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IJM Land Berhad and Liang Court Wanisara (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd for the construction of a linkway to one of the Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART) stations along the Blue Line of the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS).

The ART station in question is SM05, which is situated near the Sarawak Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan, according to a Sarawak Metro press release.


“The linkway will connect a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) to be built nearby.

“The MoU includes looking into a proposal for the construction of an overhead connector, directly linking the station, as well as a proposal for the development of a ‘Walking and Cycling Plan’ (WCP) and smart mobility solutions, such as an e-bicycle system,” the release stated.

The MoU was signed by Sarawak Metro Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mazli Mustaffa, IJM Land CEO Datuk Wong Tuck Wai, and Liang Court Wanisara (Sarawak) Director Tan Chong Ing@Tan Chong Ling. It was witnessed by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) General Manager Datu Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir, and SEDC Deputy General Manager Rakayah Hamdan.

“The linkway will provide connectivity and accessibility for the surrounding community and facilitate the integration of the KUTS project with the developments in the area,” Mazli was quoted as saying at the MoU signing ceremony, which took place at Menara SEDC here.

“This collaboration aligns with Sarawak Metro’s goal of promoting sustainable urban growth through TOD and smart mobility solutions.

“It also aims to increase the economic spin-offs for the local community and deliver social benefits through the KUTS project,” he added.

Mazli emphasised the importance of private sector partnerships in advancing the KUTS project, urging more private entities to collaborate on innovative solutions that enhance Sarawak’s modern public transport system. — DayakDaily