China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch) has won the contract to design and build the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (JE ITH), totalling S$477.4 million, announced the Land Transport Authority (LTA) today (4 Feb).
The new transport hub comprises community and civic institutions, an office tower and a bus interchange. With its opening, commuters in the area would be able to enjoy direct connectivity and more convenient transfers between the North-South and East-West MRT lines and the future Jurong Region Line at the Jurong East station. Construction is expected to start in the second quarter of 2021 and complete around 2027.
“Like all our other ITHs, inclusive facilities have been incorporated into JE ITH, including barrier-free alighting areas and toilets, priority queue zones with seats, and a nursing room. This is part of the Government’s efforts to create a more caring and inclusive public transport system,” said LTA.
The Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub will feature a 27-storey tower block connected by a sky bridge to an eight-storey podium block. The development will have offices, public facilities as well as retail spaces.
China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch) has 15 years of experience in infrastructure construction, specialising in large-scale rail, road and bridge projects, explained LTA. Locally, the company is currently constructing Boon Lay station on the Jurong Region Line and will soon start work on the Johor Bahru - Singapore Rapid Transit System Link viaduct and tunnels.