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The rail way to track growth in Asean

Within six months, billions of dollars in railway projects will have been announced or started between some of Asean's largest economies and China.

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An artist's impression of Bandar Malaysia station on the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high-speed railway. The project is targeted to be completed in 2026 and cut travel between the cities to just 90 minutes.

THE Asean Summit in Manila - in the bloc's 50th year - is an opportune time to take stock of what's needed to supercharge the region's growth. And for nearly all members, transport infrastructure tops the list.

Take rail for example. Asean has become China's largest supply chain source

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