LAWAS, May 27 — Sarawak has proposed the construction of the Trans-Borneo Railway, a train service across the island of Borneo.
Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg said the Sarawak government had submitted the proposal for the construction of the railway to the Ministry of Transport (MoT) in a meeting here today.
“This is a federal government project, and a study on the project will be conducted by the MoT.
“This train service is expected to pass through Sabah, and also connect with Kalimantan, Indonesia. Hence, there should also be discussions between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, because this project may involve these three countries,” he said.
He said this in a press conference after attending a briefing of a development project under the Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) today.
Abang Johari said that if the project is successfully implemented, it will open up economic opportunities for the areas that the train will pass through.
“I think the time has come for us to establish this train service, which will definitely be able to stimulate economic activities, especially in terms of logistics,” he said. — Bernama