Johor MB to discuss HSR and Batu Puteh with Dr M

JOHOR BAHRU (June 20): Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said yesterday he wants to meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss issues related to the proposed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) and Pulau Batu Puteh, Bernama reported.

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RM20bn alternative to HSR mooted, say sources

PETALING JAYA (June 18): A significantly cheaper alternative to the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) will cost RM20 billion – or just a fraction of the mega project’s cost, which has been variously cited as from RM60 billion to RM110 billion.

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PM: HSR merely postponed, not scrapped

PETALING JAYA (June 12): In what appears to be a softening of his stance, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) is postponed, and not axed entirely.

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Ekovest-Samling JV for RM2.1b highway job void

KUALA LUMPUR (June 6): Ekovest Bhd’s joint-venture (JV) agreement with Samling Resources Sdn Bhd to jointly undertake the development and upgrading of the Pan Borneo Highway (pictured) in the state of Sarawak — Phase 1 for work package contract WPC-02 (Semantan to Sg Moyan Bridge and KSR Interchanges) — with a total contract value of RM2.

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Even sans HSR, Bandar Malaysia retains its allure

PETALING JAYA (June 2): The 486-acre Bandar Malaysia development in Sungai Besi, which was to house the terminus of the recently-stopped Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) line, is still attractive thanks to its strategic location and two future mass rapid transit (MRT) stations coming up there, reported The Edge weekly.

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