HSR KL – Singapore. To be continued if no government funds needed.
HSR KL – SG is needed. Period.
Everyday, 300,000 people travel between JB and Singapore. KL – SG flight route is the busiest in the world. Malaysia and Singapore are the two countries which when 1+1 is equal to 3. Integration always start from connectivity. Economic growth always come from closer integration and connectivity. No trade routes, no growth. So, it is a foregone conclusion that HSR KL – SG is definitely needed.
Article in nst.com.my Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook says that the revival of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project will be discussed again if it involves private investment. He said the ministry had received permission from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to negotiate the revival of the project as long as it did not involve government funding.
He said, “We are open to any proposal as long as it involves private investment. Currently, no specific proposal has been accepted.”
He added, “No timeline for this, because you know the bilateral agreement between Malaysia and Singapore has been terminated by the previous government. Right now there is no urgency in terms of reaching any milestones.
“We are open to a completely new funding mechanism and implementation model,” he told reporters at Invest Malaysia 2023 conference here today. Please refer to full article here: Article in nst.com.my
When 1 + 1 = 3 yeah. MY + SG = best proposition to any MNC with ASEAN and ASIA in focus
When WE (Malaysia and Singapore) pitch to the world to come and set up operations here, we tell them we have the best of both worlds. They have access to talents from two markets which would be linked an hour by flight or 90 minutes by High Speed Rail. Simple fact yeah. I do hope someone high up in the government understands this and do something about it. Perhaps the news that HSR KL – SG may come back if there are no government funds needed could be considered a small step forward. Cannot consider it as great news but at least it is not a firm No.
All the best till th next positive news.
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