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UPDATE: MALAYSIAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS

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COMPLETED 2015
KL & Greater KL
Malaysia

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COMPLETING SOON 2016
KL & Greater KL
- New ERL Train | 6 Sets | Arrive: May 2016
- New Bombarider INNOVIA Metro 300 for RapidKL LRT KJ Line
- RapidKL LRT KJ Line Extension (17.7km)
- RapidKL LRT Ampang Line (17km)
- Phase One of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line from Sungai Buloh to Semantan
- KTM Komuter Port Klang Line Extension to Subang Skypark
- KTM Komuter Seremban Line New/Upgrading Station; KL Eco City, Sungai Buloh, Subang Jaya
- Xiamen University Malaysia Campus
- Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec)


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- Tabung Haji Hotel and Convention Center Sepang
- Pantai 2 Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Green Transformation Project



Malaysia
- Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) @ EduCity, Nusajya, Johor
- Raffles American School, Malaysia Campus, Nusajaya, Johor
- The chemical plants of Petronas refinery and petrochemical integrated development project (RAPID), Pengerang, Johor
- Puteri Harbour Bridge, Nusajaya, Johor



- JDT Indoor Training Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor
- MOVIE ANIMATION PARK STUDIOS (MAPS), Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh, Perak
- MAHA Tower, Langkawi, Kedah
- The St. Regis Hotel Langkawi and Convention Center, Langkawi, Kedah
- Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition (Penang)
- KUCHING GOLDEN BRIDGE, Kuching, Sarawak
- JKNS new railway station and HQ @ Aeropod, Sabah
- KOTA KINABALU REGIONAL LIBRARY, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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ON-GOING PROJECT
KL & Greater KL
- River of Life (Precinct 7) - 2017
- Klang’s Third Bridge - 2017
- MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line - 2017
- Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex Regeneration - 2017



Malaysia
- Malaysia Airlines Restructuring
- Drawbridge in Kuala Terengganu City Centre, Terengganu
- VELODROME Nasional Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan



- Ipoh Convention Centre, Perak
- Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP), Pahang
- 20th Century Fox World @ Genting Highland, Pahang



- Kuantan Port Extension, Pahang
- Upgrading Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport, Kuantan, Pahang
- Central Spine Road (CSR) (Kota Bharu-Kuala Krai Section), Kelantan
- West Coast Expressway (Taiping, Perak to Banting in Selangor - 233 km)
- PAN BORNEO HIGHWAY (2,083 km), Sabah, Sarawak
- Mukah Airport, Mukah, Sarawak
- Sabah International Convention Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah



- Wawasan Bus Terminal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
- KPJ Hospital Bandar Dato' Onn, Johor



- EduCity, Nusajaya, Johor
- Pagoh Education Hub, Johor
- JOHOR BAHRU: SG SEGGET RIVER REVITALISATION
- Penang Sentral, Penang


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starting soon
- MRT2 (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya) 52.2km
- LRT3 (One Utama-Klang-Johan Setia) 36km
- Gemas-Johor Bahru Electrified Double Track Project (197km)


http://lrt3.com.my/v14/index.php/201...peta-integrasi
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PROPOSAL/APPROVE PROJECTS
KL & Greater KL
- MRT Circle Line
- KL-Singapore High Speed Rail
- Bandar Malaysia HSR Terminus


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- KL-Klang BRT
- KL Tramway
- Putrajaya Monorail
- Monorail Extension to Bandar Sunway
- ERL Extension
- Integrated Transport Terminal - Gombak
- Integrated Transport Terminal - Sungai Buloh
- Langat Sewage Treatment Plant, Kajang


http://www.archiconic.com/projects/A...creational.pdf

- KLIA NEW SATELLITE TERMINAL



Malaysia
- Peneng LRT, Monorail, Tram, Cable Car, Undergound Tunnel
- JB RTS, BRT
- Nusajaya HSR Station
- Sarawak Railway
- Sabah Railway Extension
- Rehabilitation East Coast Peninsular Railway
- Kulim International Airport
- Bukit Kayu Hitam CIQ (Malaysia-Thailand)


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RAIL WORKS: COMPLETING SOON 2016
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- New ERL Train | 6 Sets | Arrive: May 2016
- New Bombarider INNOVIA Metro 300 for RapidKL LRT KJ Line
- RapidKL LRT KJ Line Extension (17.7km)
  • SUBANG JAYA INTERCHANGE STATION (RapidKL LRT KJ Line + KTM Komuter Port Klang Line)
- RapidKL LRT Ampang Line (17km)
  • PUTRA HEIGHTS INTEGRATED STATION (RapidKL LRT KJ Line + RapidKL LRT Ampang Line)
- Phase One of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line from Sungai Buloh to Semantan
  • SUNGAI BULOH INTERCHANGE/INTEGRATED STATION (MRT Serdang, Putrajaya Line + MRT Kajang Line + KTM Komuter Seremban Line + KTM ETS)
  • KWASA DAMANSARA INTEGRATED STATION (MRT Kajang Line + MRT Serdang, Putrajaya Line)
  • KG SELAMAT INTEGRATED STATION (MRT Kajang Line + MRT Serdang, Putrajaya Line)
- KTM Komuter Port Klang Line Extension to Subang Skypark
- KTM Komuter Seremban Line New/Upgrading Station; KL Eco City, Sungai Buloh, Subang Jaya
  • KL ECO CITY INTERCHANGE STATION (RapidKL LRT KJ Line + KTM Komuter Seremban Line)
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Manjung 4, Malaysia, the first ultra-supercritical steam power plant in South East Asia



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Manjung 4 power station fulfills two objectives of energy policy
February 3, 2016, Wednesday
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LUMUT: The Manjung 4 coal-fired power station in Manjung, near here, can generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity and at the same time, fulfill two objectives of the national energy policy, namely supply security and preserving the environment.

The Manjung 4 plant is part of the Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the use of “Ultra Super-Critical” modern and state-of-the-art technology at the power station ensures power generation that is safe and at the same time, overcomes environmental concerns.

He said with the Manjung 4 power station, the dependency on electricity supply can be strengthened via cost effective construction.

“The use of effective equipment to control air pollution will ensure that pollutants are curtailed and do not surpass the standards set by the Department of Environment,” he said in his speech at the inauguration of the Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station yesterday.

The event was officiated by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah.

Elaborating further, Ongkili said he was confident that the use of green technology will contribute to sustainable development where economic growth and the development of the country can be attained without destroying the environment.

“It can be said that Manjung 4 is a coal-fired power station that uses the most efficient generation technology in Southeast Asia at present,” he added.

He said the generation of electricity using green technology at Manjung 4 also meets one of the key principles of the 11th Malaysia Plan, that is achieving green growth by reducing carbon intensity in the national economy.

According to Ongkili, Malaysia is not just focusing on green technology but also exploring various sources of renewable energy towards the efforts to provide environmental friendly electricity, including the use of the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) mechanism such as from solar, biomass, geothermal as well as micro hydro.

“To accelerate this effort, aggressive measures are being taken to enhance the generation of renewable energy of 1,000 MW from 2017 to 2020 through the construction of large capacity solar energy facilities.

“We are also building biomass plants that generate biogas and also geothermal facilities to produce electricity,” he added.

Ongkili said the initiatives being taken by Malaysia are aimed at generating an installed capacity of 2080 MW from renewable energy, that is 7.8 per cent of the overall installed capacity by 2020 in peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.

He added that the government was also taking a number of measures to reduce the use of electricity by eight per cent in 10 years from 2016, including ensuring that the temperature in government buildings was not lower than 24 degrees Celsius.

Construction of the Manjung 4 project began on March 31, 2011 on a reclaimed island covering 325 hectares near Pulau Rubiah a cost of about RM6 billion. — Bernama
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Malaysia ranks No 2 in Asia and No 5 globally for infrastructure investment
BY RUPA DAMODARAN - 3 MAY 2016 @ 1:03 PM
http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/05/1...ure-investment



KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia ranks number two in terms of its attractiveness for infrastructure investment in Asia.

It now sits in fifth place globally in the third edition of the Global Infrastructure Investment Index, according to Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm.

According to the report, Malaysia’s strong economic performance and continued long-term investment in infrastructure have made the market attractive for private/inward investment.

The government’s 11th Malaysia Plan, published in May 2015, emphasised the importance of infrastructure in achieving Malaysia’s transformation into a fully developed nation by 2020.

The plan sets out a continued focus on the strengthening of enabling infrastructure to boost productivity and support economic expansion. Major projects to be completed by 2020 include the Klang Valley MRT Line, the 2,000km Pan Borneo Highway and the West Coast Expressway.

"Completed projects include 93,000km of new roads, increasing the road network by 68 per cent, while investment in urban rail saw a 32 per cent increase."

It said, in the race to achieve the 2020 goals, a key challenge faced by Malaysia will be to ensure that the quality and sustainability of the new infrastructure are not compromised.

Also, in the short term, investment is threatened by a number of risks, including its currency depreciation against the dollar and a corruption scandal that has delayed some projects.

Neighbouring Singapore retained its position as the world’s most attractive market for infrastructure investment, with its stable political situation, secure business environment and strong growth potential.

By comparison, in terms of economic scores, China ranks first among the 41 countries analysed, yet its less attractive business conditions and higher risk environment keep it ranked at number 17 in the index.
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Malacca Int’l Cruise Terminal to be completed next year
Thursday, 23 June 2016 | MYT 11:28 PM
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A scale model of the Malacca International Cruise Terminal at the RM40bil Melaka Gateway project. - Bernama

MALACCA: The construction of the Malacca International Cruise Terminal, part of the Melaka Gateway project, will kick off in three months and is expected for completion in 2017.

Malacca Transport, Project Rehabilitation and International Trade committee chairman, Datuk Lim Ban Hong, said the terminal would be able to accommodate four large cruise ships simultaneously.

“We are targeting 250 cruise ships to dock at the terminal per year by 2020 and bring in a strong economic impact to the state,” he told reporters in Malacca on Thursday.

He said this after a visit to the terminal construction site with KAJ Development Sdn Bhd chief executive officer, Datuk Michelle Ong and Luis Ajamil from project consultant, The Royal Carribean.

The RM40bil Melaka Gateway, near Pulau Melaka, is developed by KAJ Development and is the largest man-made island project in South-East Asia.

Among the planned facilities are a marina for yachts, luxury condominiums, bungalows with private marina, tourist eco-parks, theme parks and ports for cruise ships.

“Most tourists travel by land, but with the Melaka Gateway, we will be able to attract more tourists via the sea. This is part of the state’s Transport Development Master Plan,” Lim said.

Meanwhile, Ajamil said Melaka Gateway was the third entity that the Royal Caribbean had collaborated with for jetty construction and development project after Miami and New York in the United States.

“Normally, research on waves, ocean depth, soil conditions and waves flows takes four years but Malacca Gateway only took about two years from 2014,” he said. - Bernama
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INFRASTRUCTURE
1. HONG KONG
2. SINGAPORE

3. NATHERLANDS
4. UAE
5. JAPAN
6. SWITZERLAND
7. GERMANY
8. FRANCE
9. UK
10. SPAIN
11. USA
12. TAIWAN
13. KOREA REP.
14. CANADA
15. AUSTRIA
16. AUSTRALIA
17. LUXEMBOURG
18. QATAR
19. ICELAND
20. SWEDEN
21. BELGIUM
22. DENMARK
23. PORTUGALS
24. MALAYSIA

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39. CHINA
44. THAILAND
62. INDONESIA
64. SRI LANKA
76. VIETNAM
81. INDIA
90. PHILIPPINES
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Investing infrastructure for the future
BY FINTAN NG Saturday, 13 August 2016
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TO spend or not to spend on infrastructure bringing benefit to a country’s citizens, that is the dilemma of Governments facing slower economic growth and heavy debt burdens. In Malaysia’s case, growth as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to slow down further this year, and an indication of this was the cut to the benchmark overnight policy rate on July 13 with another rate-cut expected by a number of economists before the end of the year.

Weaker growth means lower revenue and that puts pressure on the Federal Government’s budget. The Government is struggling to balance the books and has a persistent fiscal deficit that is increasingly challenging to bring down given the low crude oil price and weaker tax revenue.

In recent years, that has given voice to concerns over the ballooning government debt situation. Debt-to-GDP level, which in Malaysia includes both domestic and external debt, stands at 54.5% or RM631bil as of end-2015, which is close to the 55% debt ceiling imposed by the Government Funding Act 1983.



Contingent liabilities, which are explicit guarantees, stand at 15.4% of GDP or RM178bil. Taken together, these debts come to just under 70% of GDP. There are no estimates for implicit guarantees except what has been made available to the public, which includes the portion of 1Malaysia Development Bhd debt that has not been explicitly guaranteed by the Government.

What is concerning to analysts is that with the slower growth, the Government will find it harder to allocate resources for spending that will bring future benefit to the country either in terms of boosting human capital or the economy by generating jobs through growth while at the same time trying to pare down debt.

With the heavier debt burden and not much leeway to pay down, should the Government be embarking on multi-billion ringgit projects, in which it will have to back by explicitly guaranteeing the loans taken by entities involved in such projects? This will mean that the contingent liabilities will rise, placing even more pressure on government finances, to say nothing of the implicit guarantees.

Examples of such projects include the 2,239km Pan Borneo highway straddling Sabah and Sarawak, with an estimated cost of RM29bil, the 350km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Railway, widely estimated to cost between RM60bil and RM65bil and MRT Line two, with estimates of between RM28bil and RM30bil.

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) resident representative for Malaysia and Singapore, Geoffrey Heenan, believes there is some limited fiscal room in the near-term, and says the 55% ceiling is not absolute from an economic viewpoint. He points out in an e-mail to StarBizWeek that Malaysia has been able to finance its public sector deficits at a relatively low cost mainly because foreign investors are comfortable with holding Malaysian Government Securities (MGS).

“Foreign holdings of MGS have been remarkably stable, despite the fall in oil prices and other global financial shocks. We believe that this reflects investor confidence in Malaysia’s macroeconomic management, based on the prudent monetary policy of Bank Negara and major fiscal initiatives such as subsidy reform and the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST),” Heenan says.

He adds that a modest and temporary increase in debt levels will not have a major impact on investor confidence as long as the Government maintains its commitment to medium-term fiscal sustainability in a credible way. There are those who argue that with slower growth, classic Keynesian economics, which relies on government intervention during bad times, should be implemented. This intervention includes spending on infrastructure and interest-rate cuts. These measures should generate growth, and therefore jobs that will translate into consumption.

Heenan says the country will benefit from more infrastructure. “Effective public infrastructure investment has been shown not only to boost economic growth directly, but also attract new foreign direct investment. It has also been shown to reduce income inequality. This is particularly true when infrastructure improves the access of rural populations to economic opportunities, and health and education services,” he says.



In this context, Heenan, together with other economists, believes that the Pan Borneo highway will play a key role in the development of Sabah and Sarawak. “Well-designed public infrastructure projects can be positive for fiscal sustainability, if these result in higher economic growth. Borrowing to fund public infrastructure, especially in the current global environment of low growth and interest rates, could not only deliver a boost to long-term growth, but also help offset the impact of weak external demand that much of region is now experiencing,” he argues.

But Heenan cautions that there are issues of corporate governance in the public sector and that public investment efficiency can be improved in Malaysia. “Some methods identified by the IMF could be helpful in this regard. Specifically, a new diagnostic tool – the Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA)– evaluates key public institutions in the planning, allocation and implementation phases of public investment projects,” he says.

Besides PIMA, the IMF has another tool called the Public-Private Partnerships Fiscal Risks Management Model (PFRAM) assessing the potential fiscal costs and risks arising from public-private partnership projects. Heenan says this tool can be relevant to Malaysia given its relatively high public debt level and significant contingent liabilities.

Even so, he says there may be some more scope to curb operational expenditures through efficiency gains. Economists have constantly decried Malaysia’s high operating expenditure stemming from its bloated civil service as well as subsidies.

Heenan says recent fiscal initiatives including the GST and subsidy reforms, have been both growth-friendly and helped support fiscal consolidation but recommends that exemptions and the number of zero-rated items in the GST list be reduced as a way to increase government revenues with minimal impact on growth.

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