High speed rail a key project under 11th Malaysia Plan

PETALING JAYA - The Government is committed to making the High Speed Rail (HSR) between Malaysia and Singapore one of the key development projects under the 11th Malaysia Plan, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

He said the Government had spent a long time researching and analysing the HSR to understand the impact, benefits and risks of the project.

"The background work on the project started in 2011 and the Government decided recently to proceed with the project with Singapore after much work and deliberation," he said in a statement yesterday.

He said the project would benefit the country economically, socially and technologically.

Abdul Rahman said the Govern­ment wanted to build a "game-changing project that will ensure the country continues to remain competitive".

Malaysia and Singapore are expected to sign the bilateral agreement for the HSR project in Putrajaya tomorrow.

The line will begin in Bandar Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and end at Jurong East in Singapore.


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