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Idris, you do not need to wait for 50 years to see high speed rail from KL to Penang

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If you are willing to think out of the box, the present dual rail track from KL to Penang can be converted to high speed rail.

The 200-year old rail track in America is still sturdy and strong to support 240 km per hour JetTrain.

The newly built dual track for 120 km per hour snail train can be reinforced easily to support 240 km per hour high speed train powered by gas turbine engine. You do not need to build a high voltage power line along the rail track for using JetTrain.

I believe PR will able to make it happen in 5 years if they do not think with old mindset like BN.

KL-Singapore high-speed rail has potential to extend to Penang

KUALA LUMPUR: The high-speed rail (HSR) link between Malaysia and Singapore has potential to be extended to Penang and even further to Bangkok and Beijing, said Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

But such a move, if it were to happen, would only take place 50 to 100 years from today, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said at Standard & Poor’s Asean capital markets seminar on Friday.

“For now our immediate focus is on the Malaysia-Singapore HSR,” said Idris, who is also the CEO of PEMANDU, the Government body tasked with carrying out Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme.

He added that the multibillion-ringgit project hopes to reap the same benefits seen from linking London and Paris via the Tube.

The Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore formally agreed last week to build the HSR, which is expected to cut travel time between Kuala Lumpur and the city-state to 90 minutes.

A 2020 deadline has been set for the completion of the government-supported rail link.

The two countries also agreed on a rapid transit system linking Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit system with Johor Baru.

KUALA LUMPUR: The high-speed rail (HSR) link between Malaysia and Singapore has potential to be extended to Penang and even further to Bangkok and Beijing, said Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

But such a move, if it were to happen, would only take place 50 to 100 years from today, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said at Standard & Poor’s Asean capital markets seminar on Friday.

“For now our immediate focus is on the Malaysia-Singapore HSR,” said Idris, who is also the CEO of PEMANDU, the Government body tasked with carrying out Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme.

He added that the multibillion-ringgit project hopes to reap the same benefits seen from linking London and Paris via the Tube.

The Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore formally agreed last week to build the HSR, which is expected to cut travel time between Kuala Lumpur and the city-state to 90 minutes.

A 2020 deadline has been set for the completion of the government-supported rail link.

The two countries also agreed on a rapid transit system linking Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit system with Johor Baru.

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Pritam says:

i meant for those who don’t like LGE (big head per nkkhoo), go for umno’s YTL or Gamuda.
if like LGE then support Pakatan/China consortium open tender.

But LGE sometimes favours umno/mca’s business partners eg SP Setia. For example, sPICE is now developed by SPSetia so MCA/Gerakan has stopped complaining having kowtow to UMNO-SP Setia connection.

so don’t jump gun, nkkhoo. 🙂

nkkhoo says:

Go back to school to improve your BM and relearn the meaning of atau.

China company will pay “someone” billion ringgit kickback in offshore financial haven.

That is more brilliant than appointing local companies. LOL

wee chin says:

wait for 3rd force to build infrastructure ?
wait long long.
in reality, no money no honey.

nkkhoo says:

Why don’t you ask PR to say they do not third force support in the manifesto? Many fence-sitters and new voters will follow PR call.

If PR can win the Federal government, come to spit on my face.

Pritam says:

ini terpulang siapa yang mengendali keretapi pantas – YTL atau Gamuda atau conglomerate pakatan/china.
cuba pikir di luar kotak….

nkkhoo says:

YTL is still a UMNO crony if you ignorant about politics in Malaysia.

Many UMNO politicians are receiving millions handout from YTL each year.