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HSR and RTS Discussion

Discussion in 'A Singaporean's guide to Living In JB' started by wolverine23, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. snowbird

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    Actually there is nothing much to be happy about for now as the bilateral agreement is only "expected to be signed in December".
    Quite sure SG will not commit anything financial obligation that is legally binding until after the General Election in MY.
    Before that, all these preliminaries, MOU, etc. announcements for the HSR and the RTS actually means nothing.
    However, MY need plenty of such positive news prior the coming general election.

    And talking about obligations, the news just came out that MY had missed the payment of US$603 million to IPIC, Abu Dhabi today.
    This obligation, which was due on July 31, is half the amount 1MDB and the Malaysian finance ministry agreed to make to IPIC, with a second payment by the end of 2017.
    When the Ministry of Finance, which is obliged to pay can miss the payment dateline, this has a serious impact on the country's credibility and the world is watching.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...id-to-have-missed-603-million-payment-to-ipic
     
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    Johor Sultan expresses serious reservations over Rapid Transit System Link design and proposed bridge

    Seems like it's back to the drawing board for the proposed RTS from Woodlands to JB.
    And its not only just on the overall design and alignment of the RTS but also the joint venture agreement details.
    So, it looks like there's going to be some delay to the proposed signing of agreement by this year end.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se...ions-over-rts-link-design-and-proposed-bridge
     
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    Habis lah like that. Can kiss the 2024 operational date goodbye
     
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    Bridge also so much problem.
    Luckily singapore and Malaysia went separate ways.
     
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    Bus Rapid Transit to serve as Iskandar Malaysia public transportation backbone
    October 7, 2017 @ 1:17pm

    "I was informed that the BRT will have elements of light rail transit or metro, which would make it quicker than regular bus services.

    "We will ensure that the BRT system would be linked to the Rail Transit System (RTS), the High Speed Rail (HSR) and intercity bus service," said Najib at the project launch today.

    https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/...andar-malaysia-public-transportation-backbone
     
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    Highly doubt it will be on time. NO detailed engineering study done, maybe 10 years also cant habis.

    Phase 1 three lines. Iskandar puteri line a bit unnecessary at this stage.
     
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    What exactly is this "Bus rapid Transit or BRT" thingy all about?
    Not even a tiny bit of detail, nothing.

    Whatever the govt. announced but showed very little details, it actually means very little or worse, nothing.
    Just like that PR1MA housing program announced during the Budget 2013.
    It promised that a total of 625,000 affordable homes will be built for the lower/middle income all over the country.
    But to date, 4 years later, only 1332 units were build and no good reasons for the totally dismal shortfall.
    There are no proposed building program, no proposed work schedules, no major land acquisition activities, nothing, then how to build 625,000 new homes?
    Its easy to make announcement, especially near Election time because it cost nothing to do so
     
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    Basically, there will be 2 major tenders to be called, one for the civil infrastructure which includes the rail line and the various stations within Malaysia.
    There other tender will be for the systems and the trains.

    Both tenders are expected to be completed next year but again, with no proposed timeline.
    However, there is still a major outstanding problem unresolved - the TRX City in KL which also houses the proposed HSR terminal.
    After the development contract was terminated earlier this year, nothing at all is happening, no new tender invitation, no new proposal, nothing.
    Perhaps only after the General Election, which must be held by Aug next year then things will be much clearer
    Otherwise all these pre-election feel good announcement means nothing.
     

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