High Speed Rail (HSR) project

Malaysia to lead delegation to Singapore to discuss fate of HSR project

SINGAPORE (July 18): Malaysia will soon have a discussion with Singapore regarding the high-speed rail (HSR) project, according to Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.

Azmin will be leading a delegation to Singapore for the discussion with Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and to safeguard the diplomatic relationship between both countries by the end of the month.

According to examinations by Malaysia’s Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) on the bilateral agreement for the HSR, there are clauses that will allow either country to opt out of the project.

Singapore has spent $250 mil on HSR project so far; still awaits clarification from Malaysia

SINGAPORE (July 9): Since the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government came into power in Malaysia, it vowed to review all the mega projects that the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government has undertaken.

One of which is the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (KL-SG HSR). On May 28, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said that he would scrap the project to curb unnecessary government spending.

See: Dr M vows to abort high-speed rail project with Singapore

What does the decision to scrap the HSR project mean for Singapore?

SINGAPORE (June 8): The formerly lush greens and golf buggies at Jurong Country Club have given way to mud tracks and excavators as the club’s sprawling grounds were being prepped to be part of the iconic high-speed rail (HSR) project linking Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Plans for the HSR have since been scrapped, or at least put on hold, as the recently installed Malaysian government railed against how much it would have cost the country.

KL-SG high-speed rail attracts 6 potential bidders for AssetCo tender

SINGAPORE (Apr 12): The joint tender called by SG HSR and MyHSR Corporation, for a private-financed assets company (AssetsCo) to work on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project has attracted six potential bidders, says Bernama news agency.

See: AssetsCo tender called for KL-Singapore HSR project

AssetsCo tender called for KL-Singapore HSR project

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): SG HSR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA), and MyHSR Corporation of Malaysia have called a joint tender for a private-financed assets company (AssetsCo) to work on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.

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