Mar 7, 2013
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By Farah Wahida:

The governments of Singapore and Malaysia still need to analyse several issues before they could iron out details for the proposed high-speed rail link project between the two countries, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Malaysia and Singapore have jointly agreed for the project, which is expected to be ready by 2020. Upon completion, it will take only 90 minutes for travellers from Singapore to reach Kuala Lumpur and vice-versa.

At present, both governments are working closely to polish out the project’s details as the rail link is envisioned to further improve the political and economic relationship of Singapore and Malaysia, he noted.

PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, announced the multi-billion project after the “Leaders Annual Consultation” in Singapore last month.

Moreover, the high-speed rail link’s five railway stations will be constructed in Iskandar Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Ayer Keroh and Seremban, added Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

Farah Wahida, Editor of PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email farahwahida@propertyguru.com.my

 

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