Construction of self-driving railway system in Kuching

business overview

Country (trade office) Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Project name Construction of self-driving railway system in Kuching
Business Category Transportation/Logistics
Overseas ordering company Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd under the Sarawak State Development Corporation
project schedule early planning stage
financing public money
Scale $2 billion
Project period Q2022 1 - Q2025 3

Job Description

Main Content
  • Railway Automation System and Structure Construction
    – Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    – Ordered by Sarawak Metro, a government-affiliated organization of the state of Sarawak
    – Samarahan Line (14 stations, 27km), Serian Line (13 stations, 23km))
  • degree of business progress
    – Main contractor not selected (as of the end of September 2021)
Reason for selection
  • Autonomous driving method rather than simple civil works for railway construction
  • ICT Project Forecast for Automated System for Autonomous Driving

entry plan

opportunity factor
  • Opportunities for overseas expansion of domestic railway-related system companies
  • Opportunity to secure performance to win orders for similar projects in Southeast Asia in the future
  • Lack of experience with local systems
  • Disadvantages in the selection process as an overseas company
  • Tight preparation time due to scheduled start in 2022
local collaboration
possible company
Other notes
  • Get an overview through contact with SEDC, the parent company of Sarawak Metro
  • Collaboration with local companies