Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two more civil contracts, C930 and C932, with a total value of S$361.56M for the Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) project.
Contract 930 is for the construction of Ubi station and its associated tunnels and has been awarded to SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd for a contract sum of S$161.71M. SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd, a major civil engineering contractor from Korea, is also currently involved in the construction of tunnels between Beauty World and Hillview stations for the DTL Stage 2.
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Contract 932 is for the construction and completion of Mattar station and its associated tunnels and has been awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd at a cost of S$199.85M. Sato Kogyo has extensive experience in the construction of rail infrastructural projects in Singapore. They are currently involved in the construction of the Marina Coastal Expressway and Jurong East Modification Project. They also clinched another DTL3 contract for the construction of the Bedok Town Park station and its tunnels.
Construction of the two stations and tunnels are scheduled to commence in the second quarter of this year and targeted to complete in 2017.
The 21km long, entirely underground DTL3 is the final stretch of the 42-km Downtown Line. It will enhance rail connectivity in the eastern corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. Fully underground, DTL3 comprises 16 stations, including three interchange stations: MacPherson, Tampines and Expo. These interchange stations will link to the Circle Line (CCL) and the East West Line (EWL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improve travel time for commuters.