Singapore-KL rail project moves forward

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high-speed-railwayThe projects details for the proposed Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link will be finalised in 2014, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Twitter on December 12, The Star reported.

“Inshallah, we will be able to finalise the proposed Singapore-KL high-speed rail project next year,” he said in his tweet.

The proposed $12 billion, 330-kilometer project was announced by the prime minister and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in February 2013. Najib said the project, when completed in 2020, would shorten traveling time between the two cities to just 90 minutes.

Among others, France has already expressed interest in participating in the high-speed rail link. Several local and foreign firms have been reported to have started talks to form consortiums to bid for the project. The firms are MMC Corp Bhd, which may team up with Gamuda Bhd and Chinese and European system integrators and YTL Corp Bhd with Spanish bullet train maker Talgo or CAF.

The project is estimated to cost around $12.7 billion.

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The projects details for the proposed Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link will be finalised in 2014, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Twitter on December 12, The Star reported.

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high-speed-railwayThe projects details for the proposed Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link will be finalised in 2014, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Twitter on December 12, The Star reported.

“Inshallah, we will be able to finalise the proposed Singapore-KL high-speed rail project next year,” he said in his tweet.

The proposed $12 billion, 330-kilometer project was announced by the prime minister and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in February 2013. Najib said the project, when completed in 2020, would shorten traveling time between the two cities to just 90 minutes.

Among others, France has already expressed interest in participating in the high-speed rail link. Several local and foreign firms have been reported to have started talks to form consortiums to bid for the project. The firms are MMC Corp Bhd, which may team up with Gamuda Bhd and Chinese and European system integrators and YTL Corp Bhd with Spanish bullet train maker Talgo or CAF.

The project is estimated to cost around $12.7 billion.

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