Sarawak Metro’s contractor issues letters of intent to 6 local, Bumiputera companies for KUTS project

Mazli (centre) and Ng (fifth right) in a group photo with representatives of the local and Bumiputera companies and senior management of Sarawak Metro and DOM-EEB JV.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 21: Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Metro) today witnessed the issuance of Letters of Intent (LOI) to six local Sarawak companies, which also included three Bumiputera companies, for System Package 2 of the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS) project.

Package 2 involves DOM-EEB Joint Venture International Sdn Bhd (DOM- EEB JV), a collaboration between DOM Industries (M) Sdn Bhd and China Railway Electric Engineering Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd.


The contract for System Package 2 encompasses the design, engineering, procurement, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning and handing over of various systems related to Phase 1 of the KUTS Project.

These systems include Telecommunication (Comms), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Automatic Fare Collection (AFC), Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Operation Control Centre (OCC) and Information Technology System (ITS).

Sarawak Metro’s chief executive officer, Ts Mazli Mustaffa emphasised the issuance of the LOIs signified the commitment by both Sarawak Metro and its contractors in fulfilling the socio-economic obligations to the local communities in their endeavours to implement the KUTS Project.

“Our efforts here are also in line with our nation’s aspiration to ensure 30 per cent of Bumiputera companies participation, especially in projects such as ours.

“Apart from economic benefits generated, I hope that this greater participation of our local and Bumiputera companies will also allow for the transfer of knowledge and technology to take place, because this in turn, will create a more sustainable supply chain to support the KUTS project,” he said during the ceremony to present LOIs by DOM-EEB JV to the respective local Sarawak and Bumiputera companies today.

Earlier, DOM-EEB JV director Vincent Ng said the issuance of the LOIs affirm DOM-EEB JV’s commitment to involve local and Bumiputra companies in implementing the KUTS project.

“Today’s issuance of the LOIs is not only to formalise our intent to collaborate but also establishes the groundwork for a partnership built on communication, cooperation and mutual respect,” he added.

The LOIs were issued to three local companies namely Aimstral Sdn Bhd, Impact Business Solutions Sdn Bhd and Standard Tower Sdn Bhd, as well as to three Bumiputera companies – Kalaka Jaya Sdn Bhd, Kyo Sinar Sdn Bhd and Accurate Technics Holding Sdn Bhd. — DayakDaily