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Public-Private Partnership Policy Casebook/KL Sentral Station


KL Sentral is Malaysia’s largest built-in transportation hub, serving over 100,000 individuals day by day. [1] The station is 9.Three acres of the 72 acre Sentral Improvement, which integrates the 6 rail networks that run by way of Malaysia together with: KLIA Categorical Rail Hyperlink, KLIA Transit, RAPID KL (PUTRA & STAR), KTMKomuter, KTM Intercity and KL Monorail Companies. [2] Building of the event, together with the station, relies on a build-and-transfer mannequin. The development contract, awarded to EKD Joint Ventures in March of 1997, was value $238 million and general funding within the challenge was $348 million. [3] The station opened in 2001, together with workplace buildings, industrial buildings, residential buildings and leisure facilities.

The KLIA Categorical and KLIA Transit strains present service to the Kuala Lumpur airport, KILA. The KTMKomuter line encompasses many routes together with service to Subang, the opposite main airport in Malaysia, cities on the Thai border and extra cities identified for city sightseeing, procuring locations, enterprise hubs and meals locations. [4]

The Speedy KL line affords service to areas north and south of KL, and is among the longest totally automated driver much less metro strains on the planet. [5]

The extra rail strains service varied suburbs and cities of Kuala Lumpur.

KL Sentral Subway Map[edit]

KL Sentral Procuring Maps[edit]

Mission Finance[edit]

With a purpose to finance the challenge, Kuala Lumpur Sentral Sdn Bhd, KLSSB, issued Islamic bonds often known as sukuk. Islamic finance is the availability of monetary companies in accordance to Islamic regulation, which forbids curiosity, extreme uncertainty and playing. [6] As a substitute of charging curiosity, revenue is generated by way of investing in a challenge and receiving a margin of the revenue generated, based mostly on an agreed upon ratio and danger of transactions that’s shared between events. [7] Islamic banking additionally differs from standard banking by not permitting present accounts to build up curiosity and/or the profit-sharing funding requirement. [8]

KLSSB issued a particular type of sukuk, often known as sukuk musharakah.
Whereas sukuk is the written certificates exhibiting possession rights over a challenge or funding on the underlying property and partnership within the challenge, musharaka refers to a partnership association between two or extra events to finance a enterprise enterprise through which all events contribute capital. Any income derived from the enterprise might be distributed based mostly on an agreed revenue sharing ratio, whereas losses might be shared on the premise of fairness participation. Sukuk mushakarah is a certificates of possession over a challenge or exercise beneath the rules of mushrakah partnership whereby each the issuer and buyers will contribute to the capital of the challenge. With sukuk musharakah, sukuk holders are the house owners of the challenge. [9] The builders financing price fell 4.8% by issuing sukuk bonds. [10]

In 2006, KLSSB issued sukuk musharakah totaling RM 720 million ( US $172 million), getting into right into a mushrakah settlement with buyers. The pursuits of buyers are represented by the wakil, or agent, KLSSB.

Financing construction:[edit]

Capital Contribution Ratio:

  • KLSSB: 26% RM254 million ($60.58 million)
  • Traders: 74% RM720 million ($172 million)

Revenue Sharing Ratio

  • Sukukholders: 1%
  • KLSSB: 99%


1994-The federal government of Malaysia awarded a contract to a consortium to remodel 72 acres at Okay.L’s outdated marshaling yard into a contemporary transit hub.[11]

1997-Building contract awarded to EKD Ventures. [12]

2001-KL Sentral opened changing the outdated KL station. [13]

2003-Opening of the KL Monorail system, full with 98 stations and masking most of KL and suburbs. [14]

2015-Different infrastructure surrounding the station accomplished. [15]

The principle actors within the challenge are the shopper, KLSSB, and challenge shareholders Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad, KTMB and Pembinaan Redai Sdn,BHD, PRSB . KTMB is the Malaysian state railway company and Malaysian Sources Company Bhd, MRCB. [16] MRCB is almost all shareholder with 64.38%, KTMB owns 26.00% and PRSB owns 9.62%. [17]

Within the KL Sentral growth, there are two major buildings; the principle constructing and the rail station constructing. The principle constructing is owned by KLSSB, a consortium led by MRCB. [18] The Station is owned by KTMB, Prasarana, and ERL Sdn Bhd. The principle contractor for the event is the EKD JV led by Dragages Malaysia Berhad with Ekovest Bhd and Syarikat KMZ. [19]

The 1997 contract scope of labor included the station and related observe works, which included three decks to help industrial developments, a upkeep depot for the state railway operator and 4km of entry roads. [20]

The event was designed by famend Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa and Associates who was additionally chargeable for Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport. [21] Kuwait Finance Home, Malaysia and HSBC, acted because the advisers on the challenge, underwriting contracts and offering recommendation to lift capital. [22]

The extra actors are the Ministry of Transport, Railway Asset Company and Land Public Transport Fee.

What does the Station provide?[edit]

KL Sentral Station affords built-in transportation between cities and cities in Malaysia together with the Metropolis Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport KLIA, entry to bus companies and suburban areas. [23] The KLIA Ekspres line affords continuous service to the airport, which is a 28 minute journey. [24]

KL Sentral affords rather more than transportation, and is named a excessive finish procuring vacation spot heart in Malaysia with boutique procuring. Throughout the shopping center are additionally ATM’s, forex exchanges, leisure areas and cafes. [25] Main accommodations, corresponding to Hilton and Le Meridien, are discovered right here, together with Plaza Sentral, that are premier workplace suites. [26]

Sooka Sentral affords a life-style by housing a health centre, enterprise centre, meals courtroom and eating facilitates. The Suasana Sentral Condomunium is a 400 unit luxurious condominium constructing, which is related as being a metropolis inside a metropolis. A further condominium unit is on the station, referred to as Suasana Sentral Loft, with a complete of 600 items. [27]

KL Sentral Station is an all-encompassing, cutting-edge transportation hub, for the over Eight million individuals within the higher KL space. Residents and
vacationers do rather more than catch trains and bus companies from the station. The station is a vacation spot for procuring, eating and leisure.

Background of PPP’s in Malaysia[edit]

In 1981, the Malaysian Included Coverage was launched to, “Encourage cooperation between the private and non-private sectors whereby each sectors act and function inside a Malaysian Firm.” [28] The aim of the coverage was to have the personal sector implement the industrial and financial actions, and the general public sector offers with the insurance policies and offers specialised companies to make sure the success of the enterprise. [29] Moreover, in 1983, the Privatisation Coverage was launched to bolster the personal sector’s function within the nation’s financial growth, whereas additionally lessening the monetary burden of the Authorities. [30] The federal government of Malaysia discovered these insurance policies to be useful to the nation to develop Malaysia as a number one metropolis and authorities on the planet, by way of public personal partnership transformation by way of innovation and management. [31] Malaysia developed these insurance policies to make use of PPP’s to develop their worldwide presence, in addition to strengthen their financial growth.

PPP of KL Sentral[edit]

The PPP at KL Sentral includes the rail strains and varied operators. The businesses who function the rail strains are beneath the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport, Railway Asset Company and the Land Public Transport Fee. Under is a quick abstract of those entities, in addition to the operation of the rail strains.

Ministry of Transport[edit]

The Ministry of Transport, MOT, is chargeable for the formulation and implementation of insurance policies, methods and packages for public transportation throughout varied sectors. [32] Moreover, the MOT additionally offers a protected and efficient transportation system whereas enhancing the nation’s competitiveness in transportation. [33]

Railway Asset Company[edit]

The Railway Asset Company, RAC, is a federal physique beneath the MOT established beneath the Railways Act of 1991. [34] The RAC was developed to bolster the railway growth in Malaysia to be at par with railroad industries in developed nations and now capabilities to manipulate and interpret railway property into helpful property for creating earnings for the federal government. [35]

Land Public Transport Fee[edit]

The Land Public Transport Fee, SPAD, plans, regulates and enforces any matter regarding land public transport and has established a Grasp Plan to make sure a complete and sustainable infrastructure growth. [36]

Rail Traces[edit]

The rail strains, except the KTM Komuter line, are operated based mostly off a build-operate-transfer, BOT, mannequin the place the personal firms/consortiums signed concession agreements with the KL authorities to construct the railways and function. [37]


The 2 Mild Rail Methods, LRT, that function by way of KL Sentral are the STAR and PUTRA. These two strains have a novel historical past, regarding the PPP. In 1992 the Malaysian authorities awarded a 60 12 months concession contract to a consortium led by an abroad contractor beneath the BOT mannequin; the consortium’s working firm, STAR, was chargeable for System 1. [38]
Building for System 1 started in 1993, and opened to the general public in 1998. [39] System 2 was awarded to PUTRA in 1994, and accomplished in 1999. [40]
The Malaysian authorities didn’t present any financial ensures to STAR, however offered help by providing land at very low costs, exempted the corporate from import duties, and different tax incentives. [41]
Not many particulars are identified about PUTRA, however by way of our analysis, we’ve got concluded {that a} comparable deal will need to have been offered for PUTRA. The ridership for each strains was low and fares had been dropped to incentivize riders to make use of the strains. Due to this, each concession firms started defaulting on their loans, inside months of operation. [42]
The loans had been restructured and Four years after the federal government introduced its plans to intervene, the sale and buy had been accomplished by a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, and the federal government took over the operations of the 2 LRT techniques. [43]

Speedy KL[edit]

Speedy KL is totally owned by the Finance Ministry Included. The Finance Ministry Included was established in 1957 to offer social companies to the general public corresponding to public transportation and utilities companies. [44] The Speedy KL is operated by the personal firm of Prasarana Malaysia subsidiaries Corporations. The Prasarana Malaysia Corporations is the general public transportation companies devoted for Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley space. [45].


The KTM Line is owned by the Malaysian authorities by way of Finance Ministry Included. [46]
Together with the institution of RAC, KTM existed since 1894, was disbanded and re-named Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad, KTMB, which owns and operates KTM intercity passenger trains. [47]

KLIA Traces[edit]

The KLIA Categorical and KLIA Tranist strains (airport strains) are operated by Categorical Rail Hyperlink, Sdn Bhd. Categorical Rail Hyperlink, ERL, is a three way partnership between YTL Company Berhad, Lembaga Tabung Haji, SIPP Rail Sdn. Bg. And Trisilco Fairness Sdn.Bhd, who was offered by the Malaysian authorities for a 30 12 months concession of the railway in 1997. [48] After this line was constructed, it was handed over to SYZ consortium, a joint relation between German and Malaysian firms. [49]

Points within the KL Sentral challenge included the regular rising inhabitants of Malaysia, and the urgent have to construct a multi-modal transportation hub. When public transportation was launched into the town of Kaula Lumpur, integration of the totally different transportation modes was not current, which included low accessibility to trains and repair reliability. [50] Furthermore, in a rising metropolis the place public transportation is just not available or accepted, automotive utilization will increase, which will increase congestion, air pollution and a rise in visitors issues. [51] With the regular rise in inhabitants and automobile use, the necessity for a high-class transportation hub was urgent.

Particular points with the KL Sentral Station embrace: soil erosion from non-stabilization of slopes, the truth that two of the three major rivers in KL move by way of the town and originate within the highland Northern a part of the town and have a tendency to have a muddy shade from the discharge of stilt at building websites. [52] In heavy rainfall seasons, the rivers are identified for flooding, which might have an effect on the KL Metropolis Centre, which compromises companies, accessibility to the transportation strains and basic utilization of Sentral Station. [53]

One other challenge that confronted KL Sentral stemmed from all the varied bus and rail strains not correctly integrating with one another, on account of totally different operators. For instance, lack of ticketing integration between the strains, extended wait time on the platforms, low precedence upkeep on transportation techniques, delays and overcrowded trains. [54] Along with the ticketing techniques not correctly integrating, the a number of rail strains and rolling inventory make it troublesome to combine alerts, fare cubicles and observe upkeep techniques. [55] The ticketing techniques had been totally different for all of the rail techniques in addition to an absence of ticketing counters accessible throughout peak journey instances. [56] Delayed trains contributed to overcrowding on trains and even customers lacking the primary practice accessible, on account of house capability limits. [57] Moreover, “Lacking a practice by simply two minutes may imply a lack of as much as 45 minutes of ready time in some cases, the place the passengers must take connecting trains or shuttle bus.” [58] Infrequency of trains and crowded circumstances can result in public transportation customers being annoyed with the system, and even lose religion within the system, which might result in decreased ridership general.

Whereas many of those rail strains had been being constructed, in 1997 (or round that point), the Asian Monetary Disaster occurred. In 1997, the Thai baht collapsed, which sparked the Asian monetary disaster, and delayed a few of the rail strains in KL Sentral being constructed or completed. After the mid-1990’s, the Chinese language and Japanese currencies confronted sharp declines which affected export revenues and contributed to slowing financial exercise in lots of Asian economies. [59] “In Thailand these occasions had been accompanied by pressures within the international alternate market and the collapse of the Thai baht in July 1997.” [60]

Corruption and scandal are impending points for the long run growth of KL Sentral. The previous Prime Minister, Najib Razak, was an enormous supporter of the rail growth plan in Malaysia, that included increasing the rail service at KL Sentral. [61] Though Razak was a proponent for rail extension tasks throughout Malaysia, and made progress for the extensions, he was just lately concerned in a scandal that questioned the corruption within the tasks that included price overruns and issues about China’s involvement. [62] The growth challenge would construct two new strains within the KL transit community, which might tie the west and east coats of Malaysia along with an categorical line for passengers and cargo, and a cross-border practice. [63] After the Might 2018 election, a brand new prime minster was elected, Mahathir Mohamad, and he has since suspended work on the growth challenge citing rising prices and the questionable financing from China. [64] This cancellation of increasing the rail strains has halted work on the growth to keep away from threatening the nation’s favorable credit standing, avoiding chapter and tarnishing the nation’s status. [65]

Mission Standing and Potential Growth[edit]

The practice station opened to the general public in 2001, whereas the general growth continues to broaden to fulfill the rising calls for of locals and vacationers alike. At present, KL Sentral sits on 72 acres, solely 20 of which have been developed. [66] Present tasks embrace cultural sights corresponding to museums and gardens. [67] The rail station itself is presently internet hosting 160,000 passengers day by day, whereas its capability is barely at 100,000. [68] The present challenge will introduce an elevated deck for a brand new observe, which is able to connect with the present cultural tasks. Along with supporting native sights, this challenge will broaden the stations capability to 250,000 passengers. [69]

Dialogue Questions[edit]

1. Do you suppose the possibly unstable authorities in sure international nations impacts PPP’s and implementation? What’s the danger?

2. The entire firms invested within the PPP for KL Sentral are Malaysian based mostly. Why do you suppose American firms haven’t invested within the KL Sentral PPP?

3. Does Islamic financing provide extra stability for investing, or drive funding alternatives away?

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