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Malaysia says high-speed rail project with S'pore still on track

[HONG KONG] The timetable for the Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) system appears to be slipping but getting the trains running by 2020 - a mere five years away - is doable, said Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Kamal.

Addressing a gathering of rail professionals at the Asia Pacific Rail 2015, he said proper planning for this project and gaining public acceptance would be crucial to getting it finished on time."There is much work (to be done) to get people to see that this is not an elitist project and to see the broad range of benefits (it will bring) to the country," he told the audience at this annual conference focusing on rail systems, including the mass rapid transit (MRT).

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