Tuesday, June 6, 2017

KL-Singapore high-speed rail project – China on board

KL-Singapore high-speed rail project – China on board

 
BEIJING: A move to build a high-speed rail (HSR) line linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore has attracted interest from various countries with this kind of technology.
Among these countries is China, which aims to build and perhaps help run the proposed 350km-long track in Malaysia and Singapore.
Though somewhat of a latecomer to the scene (its first HSR line was built in 2003), China has aggressively pushed these trains across its country.
In January this year, China had 19,000km of HSR tracks – the longest total in the world. It aims to have 30,000km of HSR line length by 2020.
At the moment, negotiations on the project are ongoing between Malaysia and Singapore.
A memorandum of understanding is also due to be signed in the middle of the year.
With tenders for the project expected to be opened later in 2016, the battle to win the bid for the multi-billion-ringgit contract is expected to get very hot.
Check out The Star TV’s news feature on China’s interest in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project to find out more.