Contract 4 : Railway M&E Works Bang Yai Tao Poon
The works of this contract package is expected to commence at the end of September 2011 (or in early October 2011) if the tender process goes as planned.
Contract 5 : Railway M&E Works Tao Poon to Bang Sue
This contract package has been under discussion if it can be given to BMCL, the operator of the Blue Line Initial System (Hua Lumphong – Bang Sue), by direct negotiation under PPP Gross Cost model. The decision is subject to the cabinet upon request from MRTA and the PPP committee. Since the works required under this contract is limited to the installation of part of M&E Systems for only 1 km section, that does not include the procurement of Rolling Stock, the tender or the direct negotiation with the existing Blue Line Operator is not urgently required. Plan to start construction on February 2012.