Kuala Lumpur-S’pore high speed rail link well on track
SINGAPORE – The proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) hyperlink between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is making good progress.
This was revealed in a joint assertion after the tenth Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM).
The assembly was held in Singapore, and was co-chaired by National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysia’s Minister within the Prime Minister’s Department, Abdul Wahid Omar.
Also current have been Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew and Johor’s chief minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
The JMCIM stated discussions over how you can enhance connectivity and linkages between the 2 cities have begun.
The Rapid Transit System between Singapore and Johor Bahru can also be on monitor.
Both nations have agreed to work in the direction of a most popular and agreed choice by the top of this yr.
For now, individuals travelling between each nations can profit from 20 cross-border bus providers, up from the earlier sixteen.
Both sides are at present reviewing new touchdown factors to reinforce the bus community.
More individuals have additionally utilized for quicker immigration clearance from Singapore into Malaysia final yr, highlighting each nations’ progress in facilitating cross-border motion.
Some 127,000 new purposes for the Malaysian Automated Clearance System have been made final yr, taking the full variety of purposes since 2009 to just about 372,000.
The JMCIM additionally highlighted progress in areas like industrial cooperation, housing, tourism and the surroundings.
It famous that cooperation within the areas of Advanced Materials Engineering (AME), Electronics, Creative Services and Food was gaining momentum.
In the world of AME, Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to construct up a regional ecosystem of suppliers throughout each nations to help the quick-rising oil and fuel business in Asia.
In housing, development has begun on Afiniti Medini, an city wellness venture in Iskandar Malaysia.
The improvement is on monitor to be accomplished by the top of 2015.
The first part of a separate improvement within the space, Avira Wellness Resort, will probably be launched within the first half of this yr.
Singapore and Malaysia have additionally carried out 5 ecotourism-associated workshops.
Representatives from each nations collectively inspected the three Ramsar Johor websites, that are wetlands which might be being primed for eco-tourism.
The JMCIM stated each nations are exploring collaboration within the MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, Exhibitions) sector for these websites.
It additionally famous the great collaboration within the areas of river clear-up and environmental administration.
It stated a lot of the recognized motion plans for river cleansing in Iskandar Malaysia have been carried out and are properly on monitor.