Malaysia wants to export train technology

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Malaysia aims to export its rail technology post-2027 when the country’s total rail network milage is expected to reach 3,000 kilometers, Prime Minister Najib Razak told the annual land public transport symposium held on October 23 in Kuala Lumpur, according to Channel News Asia.

Najib noted that the launch of the Mass Rapid Transit system coupled with the extension of the Light Rail Transit network have now boosted the number of people commuting by rail in Kuala Lumpur daily to around 500,000.

According to Malaysia’s land public transport commission, the goal is for 40 per cent of commuters to use land public transport in the Greater Klang Valley by the year 2030.

The East Coast Rail Link connecting the east coast with the west of Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the High-Speed Rail project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, will create some 100,000 highly skilled engineering jobs over the next decade, he said.

“If we get it right, we may be able to export high-quality and high-value Malaysian expertise overseas to help build mega infrastructure projects in other countries,” Najib said.

The focus of the two-day event was the launch of the tender process for the High-Speed Rail project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, which is slated for December.

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Malaysia aims to export its rail technology post-2027 when the country’s total rail network milage is expected to reach 3,000 kilometers, Prime Minister Najib Razak told the annual land public transport symposium held on October 23 in Kuala Lumpur, according to Channel News Asia.

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Malaysia aims to export its rail technology post-2027 when the country’s total rail network milage is expected to reach 3,000 kilometers, Prime Minister Najib Razak told the annual land public transport symposium held on October 23 in Kuala Lumpur, according to Channel News Asia.

Najib noted that the launch of the Mass Rapid Transit system coupled with the extension of the Light Rail Transit network have now boosted the number of people commuting by rail in Kuala Lumpur daily to around 500,000.

According to Malaysia’s land public transport commission, the goal is for 40 per cent of commuters to use land public transport in the Greater Klang Valley by the year 2030.

The East Coast Rail Link connecting the east coast with the west of Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the High-Speed Rail project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, will create some 100,000 highly skilled engineering jobs over the next decade, he said.

“If we get it right, we may be able to export high-quality and high-value Malaysian expertise overseas to help build mega infrastructure projects in other countries,” Najib said.

The focus of the two-day event was the launch of the tender process for the High-Speed Rail project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, which is slated for December.

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