Projek kereta api laju yang dianggar memerlukan pelaburan berjumlah kira-kira RM8 bilion itu dicadangkan syarikat prasarana dan pembinaan YTL Corporation Bhd (YTL Corp).
June 30, 2009 PM KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- Conglomerate YTL Corporation Bhd hopes that the government will pursue the proposed RM8 billion bullet train project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore given its potential economic spin-offs.
There is a bullet train project at 300 km/h (186 mph) to link Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, proposed by the current Malaysian operator KLIA Express YTL Corporation, which links Kuala Lumpur with the KLIA.
"It does not matter if the government can build it and anybody can bid for it, but I think this is a project that must be done," he said.
It is expected to cut travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 minutes. There is a lot of economic value to the high-speed train," Yeoh said.
They connected the people in such a powerful way, the high-speed trains," Yeoh said.
"So, I hope this kind of project can materialise soon," he said.
Bagaimanapun, beliau enggan mengulas jumlah kos yang perlu ditanggung kerajaan bagi projek itu yang dikatakan mampu menjimatkan tempoh perjalanan kereta api dari Kuala Lumpur ke Singapura kepada 90 minit, berbanding lebih enam jam ketika ini.