Aurecon Appointed To Advisory Role On Mauritian Light Rapid Transit System
24 Septembre 2012 - the Independent
Aurecon has been appointed as a partner with lead agency Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and the Singapore Mass Transit Corporation (SMRT) to provide technical advisory services around setting up a Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system for the Republic of Mauritius’ Ministry of Public Infrastructure.
Under the contract, SCE will be the lead agency to aggregate Singapore’s expertise from both the public and private sectors to deliver the programme. The team of Singapore consultants will set up the Project Management Action Plan for the Mauritian Government to support the delivery of a business case, planning and engineering services for the advancement of the Mauritius LRT project
Aurecon will provide professional technical advisory services which include transport and traffic planning, engineering, business case/financial planning amongst other inputs to the project. SMRT will support technical inputs to public transport integration, operation & maintenance planning, and operational safety.
The Government of Mauritius is committed to build a rail guided Light Rapid Transit system to serve the established city areas running between the capital of Port Louis and Curepipe. There is an urgent need to establish new transit corridors through these city areas in order to relieve the main road arteries; and to review its existing bus network in order to achieve an efficient multi-modal public transport network that can serve Mauritius over the long term.
After an official visit to Singapore by the Prime Minister of Mauritius in September 2010, SCE was approached by the Mauritius Government to assist in sharing the Singapore’s experience in the implementation of LRT system.
The Project Management Action Plan will be completed within thirteen months and will also take into consideration on other potential future network extensions in Mauritius.
The contract was signed by Mr. Ballah Nayen Koomar, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport Division and Mr. Alvin Lim, Director for Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Latin America, SCE.