Singapore, Malaysia to form working group on joint high-speed rail link

Singapore, Malaysia to form working group on joint high-speed rail link

The Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) met on transport matters at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club on 6th December 2013 in Nusajaya, Malaysia.

The meeting agreed to form a joint work group under the purview of the Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) to discuss and jointly recommend requirements for the proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Upon completion, the work group will submit its recommendations to both Governments for the next phase of the HSR.

This is a follow-up to the joint statement by the two Prime Ministers in Singapore in February this year, where the HSR link was mooted as a project that would facilitate seamless travel between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, enhance business linkages, and bring the peoples of Malaysia and Singapore closer together.

The project will also give both countries greater stakes in each other's prosperity and success.

The meeting also reviewed the progress made so far by the Transportation Links Work Group. The meeting accepted the Joint Engineering Study Phase 1 report on the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) link and agreed to identify a preferred and agreed option for the RTS link by the end of 2014.

 

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