LTD calls on private sector to help develop public transport

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Land Transport Department (JPD) is calling private sector and interested parties locally or internationally to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development and operation of vacant land or existing infrastructure associated with the public transport upgrading project.

 In a statement issued yesterday, the department is currently embarking on initiatives to upgrade the public transport system by encouraging active involvements of relevant stakeholders as well as private sector that can create a public transport system that is regulated, efficient, reliable, well connected, “People-Centric”, safe and sustainable.

 The EOI makes direct request to the interested parties to propose the best business model to develop and operate the infrastructure under the ownership of the JPD and other departments under the Ministry of Communications (MinComm).

Through the EOI, it will also enable the ministry to assess the best business model that would suit the government’s needs for active participation from the private sector in this project and to ensure sustainable operations as well as provide other opportunities such as business activities and jobs for locals.

The statement added that to support transport connectivity and accessibility, 12 Passenger Terminals or Interchanges, 27 Feeder Hub Stations and about 1,300 new bus stops have been identified nationwide.

This EOI document will be released commencing Saturday, July 2 and can either be collected from the Finance Section, fourth floor, Land Transport Department, Jalan Gadong, Kg Beribi.

The Brunei Times