Malaysia has confirmed that plans will continue to proceed with plans with Singapore to build the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link, a 4km cross-border MRT line that will link the two countries from Bukit Chagar station in Johor Bahru to Woodlands North in Singapore will continue. Malaysia Transport Minister Anthony Loke informed reporters that Malaysia is “committed to continue with the project”, adding that they will look into how to reduce the cost of project. This confirmation comes after Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that he will not be proceeding with another project – the high-speed rail (HSR) project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, though Tun Dr Mahathir did reply that the HSR and other mega projects would definitely be revisited once Malaysia’s finances are better. While the HSR is off for now, the news that the RTS will continue to be built in time to open in 2024 means that residents of TriTower Residence located next to the future Bukit Chagar station will continue to enjoy great convenience when the RTS opens, as the trip between the 2 stations is just five minutes.
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