Based in Malaysia Gamuda has been selected as the main contractor for Taiwan’s US$451 million (RM2.13 billion) TaoYuan City underground railway project.

Selected by the Railway Bureau of Taiwan’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, the company will also be responsible for the Package CJ18 PingZhen Commuter Station under the contract.

The new underground route will improve land use in PingZhen District as a result of the recent rapid development of TaoYuan City and the government’s strategic infrastructure plan.

Once completed, the subway is expected to improve mobility and reduce congestion for Taoyuan residents.

Expected to be completed within 96 months, the project will involve the construction of 3,734 km of underground double-sided railway line with an underground station in PingZhen.

The scope of the project consists of civil and mechanical and engineering (M&E) works for PingZhen City Station and the construction of 3.734 km of underground double-track railway by cut and cover method.

It also includes works to protect the ZhongFeng Bridge, relocate the LaoJie River Bridge, build a temporary PingZhen Overground Station and a permanent PingZhen Underground Station.

The PingZhen Station, which is Gamuda’s sixth project in Taiwan, will be carried out by a 60:40 unincorporated joint venture between Gamuda and Asia World Engineering & Construction (AWEC), respectively.

The 3.86 km of Kaohsiung’s 43 km metropolitan rapid transit line was Gamuda’s first project in Taiwan.

Its other ongoing projects in the country include the construction and completion of a 1.23 km sea bridge in Guantang.

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