Malaysia, Thailand to initiate study on KL-Bangkok high-speed rail

Najib said the agreement between both neighbouring countries for the initial study on HSR was in line with the Asean Masterplan For Connectivity. — Reuters picture
Najib said the agreement between both neighbouring countries for the initial study on HSR was in line with the Asean Masterplan For Connectivity. — Reuters picture

BANGKOK, Sept 9 — Malaysia and Thailand have agreed to start initial study on the possibility of introducing the High Speed Rail (HSR) between Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today.

The Malaysian Prime Minister said the agreement between both neighbouring countries for the initial study on HSR was in line with the Asean Masterplan For Connectivity.

“We (Malaysia and Thailand) agree to set the motion for a possible HSR between Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to complement the proposed HSR between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.”

“We believe increased connectivity will advance the economies of both countries and people to people relations of Malaysia and Thailand,” he said here.

Najib said this in a joint media conference with his Thai counterpart Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha after the conclusion of the annual consultation between Malaysia and Thailand at the Government House, here. — Bernama

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