ABDUL RAHMAN DAHLAN EX­PLAINS THAT RTS IS BASED ON EX­TEN­SIVE STUD­IES AND AGREE­MENT WITH SIN­GA­PORE

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KUALA LUMPUR: Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan ex­plained that the Rapid Tran­sit Sys­tem (RTS) JB-Sin­ga­pore project and align­ment is based on a se­ries of ex­ten­sive dis­cus­sions and stud­ies cov­er­ing tech­ni­cal, align­ment and vi­a­bil­ity of the project over sev­eral years, which in the end had been agreed with the Sin­ga­pore gov­ern­ment.

“We ac­knowl­edge the is­sues and con­cerns raised by His Royal High­ness Sul­tan of Jo­hor and will seek an im­me­di­ate au­di­ence with His Royal High­ness as soon as the palace has con­firmed the date.

“Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore can look for­ward to bet­ter con­nec­tiv­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity once the pro­posed RTS project, which will con­nect Jo­hor Baru and Sin­ga­pore, ma­te­ri­alises in 2024.

“The RTS would take the pres­sure off the Cause­way and save jour­ney time as it would be a sta­tion-to-sta­tion con­nec­tiv­ity with in­te­grated Cus­toms and Im­mi­gra­tion check­points.”

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