CIMIC has begun the second phase of the construction of a light rail line in the Gold Coast
CIMIC has begun the second phase of the project to build a light rail line in Gold Coast (Australia).
Contractors of CPB, a subsidiary of the CIMIC construction group, were chosen by the state organization GoldLinQ of Queensland to implement the second phase of a light rail line project in eastern Australia.
The company will carry out work on the design and construction part.
The Government of Queensland announced that more than $ 320 billion will be allocated to finance the project, which will be used for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of railways until 2029.
The exact income of the company CPB from the implementation of the project has not yet been disclosed.
CPB is in talks with GoldLinQ about the final tender, which is expected to be signed next month.
The company will build a road 7.3 kilometers north of the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) in Helensvale, where it will connect to the already constructed section of the line.
The expansion of the transport network will allow residents and visitors of the city to travel by rail and public transport, as well as connect the two largest cities of Queensland: Gold Coast and Brisbane.
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Marcelino Fernandez Verdes, Executive Director of CIMIC, says: “The CIMIC Group has enough experience to carry out such major projects as building light rail routes. We are ready to work with clients and develop cost-effective and convenient transport networks to make cities more modern. ”
Start of construction is scheduled for April 2016, the completion of the project - at the end of 2017.