Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd has awarded the RM448 million System Package Two contract to a joint venture (JV) comprising DOM Industries (M) Sdn Bhd and China Railway Electric Engineering Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd for works on the first phase of the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS) project in Malaysia. Under the terms of the. contract, DOM-EEV JV will be responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, delivery, installation, testing, and commissioning as well as the handing over of various systems.

Some of the systems covered under the scope of work includes telecom, supervisory control and data acquisition, automatic fare collection, computerised maintenance management system, operation control centre, and information technology system.

The KUTS project is a proposed autonomous rapid transit (ART) system in Kuching, Sarawak. The project will be implemented in multiple phases, with phase 1 spanning 69.9 km across 3 lines and 31 stations. Passenger services are scheduled to commence in Q4 of 2025.