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Old July 1st, 2009, 03:12 PM   #61
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you can get the bus right now and it takes 3.5 hours.

its a high speed line that is needed for the intercity route.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 03:26 PM   #62
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If they let China to build the HSR between KL-SG, I think the costs will be alot cheaper than the Germany
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 11:00 AM   #63
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you can get the bus right now and it takes 3.5 hours.

its a high speed line that is needed for the intercity route.
Actually as far as I know the bus takes more like 4.5 hours...and road freight is much more expensive than rail freight, so the benefits of a faster rail corridor would be pretty decent.

Of course we'd all like dedicated HSR, but it would be very expensive and less useful because of the standard-metre gauge conversion, no? I'm not aware of any metre-gauge HSR and the whole point of the pan-Asian rail corridors that are being discussed by ASEAN/UN is NOT to introduce further incompatibilities to an already very diverse system.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 01:17 PM   #64
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While the KL-Singapore high speed train project is still under discussion....

The double tracking and electrification of southern part of the main line, from Gemas to Johor Bahru (not Singapore) stretches over 197 km, will become reality...

Under this project, travel from KL to Johor Bahru, will take between 3 and 4 hours...

Assuming the distance between KL and JB are....

73 km (KL to Seremban) + 94 (Seremban to Gemas) + 197 km (Gemas to Johor Bahru), the total should be approximately, 364 km

Therefore the average speed under the new double track section from KL to JB should be between 91 km/h (the slowest, 4 hours) to 121.3 km/h (the fastest, 3 hours)
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Old July 4th, 2009, 09:51 PM   #65
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TRANSPORT LINKS: A good time for that rail project
By GURSHARAN SINGH, Kuala Lumpur 2009/07/03

IT was reported that YTL Corp still believes that a high-speed bullet train linking Kuala Lumpur to Singapore -- over a distance of 300km and costing RM8 billion -- is an economically viable project as it will cut travel time from the present seven hours to about 90 minutes ("YTL: KL-S'pore bullet train project economically viable" -- NST, July 1). Another report on the same day highlighted the proposed double tracking of the KTMB railway system from Johor Baru to Gemas (197km) at an estimated cost of RM7.5 billion. This is an extension of the Gemas-Seremban and Ipoh-Padang Besar double-tracking projects.

The KL-Singapore bullet train will be a privately-funded project where the private sector appears to be willing to take financial risks because of its confidence in the viability of the project. The Johor Baru-Gemas project is to be financed by taxpayers as it could substantially reduce the travel problems of Johor people.

However, in the absence of details, it is not possible to ascertain whether the Johor Baru-Gemas link of 197km costing RM7.5 billion (or RM37 million per km) is fair and reasonable compared with the KL-Singapore bullet train link estimated to cost RM8 billion (or RM27 million per km).

But what is certain is that both projects are viable and will complement each other, as one is an express service whereas the other will mainly be a commuter service for those living along the track.

Each project can be a stimulus for the development of undeveloped areas and generate other commercial and employment opportunities that will benefit the locals, as well as state and federal revenues.

It may be noted that the first double-tracking project (Ra- wang-Seremban and Sentul-Port Klang), constructed in the mid-1980s and covering a 181km, cost less than RM3 million per km without any overhead bridges and functional station buildings.

The 180km Ipoh-Rawang link has been estimated to cost RM40 million per km.

When YTL first proposed the KL-Singapore bullet train project a few years ago, it was estimated to cost RM5 billion (or RM17 million per km. Thus the delay has not only raised the cost of the projects but also delayed the development of the surrounding areas.

Now is the right time to go ahead with the project as it will definitely stimulate the economy. The delay could prove to be financially not beneficial.

A word of caution, though: the government-funded project should be based on competitive tenders and not negotiated. This will promote transparency and accountability while minimising the opportunities for corruption and fraud.

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Old July 5th, 2009, 12:53 AM   #66
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Is it possible to build 325km-long high speed rail only with 3 billion dollar? I can't understand this, especially when the cost of 325km-long high speed rail is almost the same as the cost of 195km-long conventional rail double-tracking.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #67
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Asean Partners Urged To Speed Up Singapore-Kunming Railway Link Project
October 05, 2009 20:11 PM

HANOI, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- Malaysia urged Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Vietnam to speed up construction of the Singapore-Kunming Railway Link (SKRL) in several missing areas.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri hoped the close cooperation would culminate in the completion of the project in 2015 in line with the establishment of the Asean community in the same year.

Speaking after chairing a special working group on the railway project here Monday, Abdul Rahim said relevant infrastucture was vital for the project in order to help forge economic cooperation among Asean members countries.

He added that a vast market of 1.75 billion, comprising China's population of 1.2 billion and the Asean market of 550 million people, was waiting to be tapped with the development of the Mekong Delta.

The one-day meeting, which was attended by the railway authorities of Asean partners and China, discussed funding for the project by less developed countries.

The meeting, also attended by representatives from the Bangkok-based United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and, the Jakarta-based Asean secretariat, hoped the US$10 billion Asean China Economic Cooperation Fund could be tapped to part finance the construction of the missing link.

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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #68
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KL-S'pore high-speed rail will generate economic benefits
Monday July 20, 2009
Hock's Viewpoint - By Choong Khuat Hock

A KL-Singapore high-speed rail would generate more economic benefits than the double-tracking railway from Ipoh to Thailand

WITH negative export growth and private consumption, fiscal stimulus is playing a more important role. In Japan, building bridges to nowhere has not generated long-term economic benefits but has instead burdened future generations.

In Malaysia, building a double-tracking railway from Ipoh to the Thai border for RM12bil can never generate as much economic benefits as a high-speed rail (HSR) from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore for around the same price tag. (Please vote or express your views on the blog
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Malaysia appears to be far behind in HSR development. China has completed six high-speed rail projects with design speeds of up to 250km/h and in July 2008, it completed the 108km Beijing to Tianjin HSR with a design speed of 350km/h.

This would be equivalent to travelling from KL to the Malacca border in 30 minutes. The 1,302km Beijing to Shanghai HSR will be ready next year.

China’s HSR network of 6,000km by 2013 will exceed Japan’s current HSR network of 2,459km. France, with an HSR network of 1,700km, has the most extensive HSR network among European countries followed by Britain (1,400km), Germany (1,290km) and Spain (1,272km).

Even the United States is jumping on the HSR bandwagon with Obama unveiling plans for 10 potential high-speed intercity corridors.

Other Asian countries that have successfully built HSR include South Korea and Taiwan. Interestingly, the 335.5km Taiwan HSR from Taipei to Kaohsiung (taking 90 minutes) is approximately similar in distance from KL to Singapore. I was able to buy tickets and board the train 10 mins before departure.

The train ride was very smooth and the speedometer on the train showed train speeds of close to 300km/h. As in Taiwan, the HSR in Malaysia could have direct services from KL to Singapore and also services that cover KL International Airport (KLIA), Malacca and Johor. Malacca’s tourist potential will be enhanced while Iskandar Malaysia’s viability will be improved.

The positive economic impact from the HSR from KL to Singapore would be tremendous. It would anchor KLIA-LCCT-Changi as the top airline hub in South-East Asia where foreign and domestic passengers will have a choice of full service or budget airlines.

The HSR may attract additional visitors to the KL-Singapore hub due to the clustering effect. Furthermore, it would boost the number of Singaporean and foreign visitors (from Singapore) visiting Johor, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur.

Airline frequency between KL and Singapore may decline but airlines could generate additional traffic from the cementing of KL-Singapore as the premier transportation hub of the region. Property prices in Kuala Lumpur should also benefit from greater demand from Singaporeans and foreigners who are attracted by the improved accessibility of KL.

With better accessibility, foreign companies may be attracted to place their operations in KL or Iskandar where operating costs are lower. The better accessibility would also make it easier to attract talent to work in KL or Iskandar.

The high-speed Eurostar train link from London to Paris in just 2.5 hours has helped narrow the discount of Parisian property prices to London property prices.

The differential between KL and Singapore property prices remains large with high-end condos in Malaysia going for around RM1,000 per sq ft while high-end Singapore condos are at least five times more expensive at over S$2,000 per sq ft.

Based on an estimated built-up area of 1.8 billion sq ft in the Klang Valley, property values could be boosted by a massive RM180bil if property values rise by RM100 per sq ft and the gain could rise to RM360bil if property prices appreciate by RM200 per sq ft. The positive wealth effect is an important ingredient for better consumer confidence.

Asian giants like China and India are increasingly dominating the economic field, hence, there is a greater urgency for Malaysia and Singapore to work together to carve out a niche (while it still exists) as the indisputable destination for investments, tourism, services and selected manufacturing in the Asean region.

Since the energy consumption per person using a train is less than those for cars and planes, the HSR will lead to lower carbon dioxide production, which contributes towards global warming. The KL-Singapore HSR will reduce the number of cars and planes plying between KL and Singapore and reduce road accidents.

Should the Malaysia and Singapore governments decide to carry on with the HSR, it is important for the project to be implemented by a group that can build the HSR within the stipulated cost and as quickly as possible.

We cannot afford another Port Klang Free Zone where massive cost overruns and accusations of misdemeanors in a privatised project have burdened taxpayers without any tangible economic benefits.

The Taiwan HSL was plagued with delays and severe cost overruns. The final cost at a staggering US$15bil (RM55bil) equates to a cost of US$45mil per km compared to US$27mil per km in South Korea and only US$12mil for the express rail link to KLIA which was built by a YTL-led consortium.


As a Malaysian consumer, I am very keen on being given the choice to travel on HSR to Singapore even if it costs more than the bus fare. As a taxpayer, I am keen on taxpayers’ money being spent on infrastructure projects that generate economic returns.

Economically-viable private sector-funded investments should be encouraged at a time when government finances are tight. As a property owner in KL, I am keen to see better property prices and KL becoming a vibrant international city with excellent connectivity. What do you think?

● Choong Khuat Hock is head of research at Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang Sdn Bhd. Readers’ feedback is welcome. Please email to [email protected]
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #69
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Is there a market for KL-S'pore speed rail link?
Moaz Yusuf Ahmad Jul 10, 09

When I returned to Malaysia at the beginning of this month and updated myself on local news, I could not help but notice the return of the YTL proposal for a High-Speed Rail link between KL and Singapore.

Apparently YTL CEO Francis Yeoh is not going to take the rejection of his proposal lying down. Perhaps he hopes that, with a new prime minister and a new set of ears, his proposal might be accepted this time. Whatever his reasons, I do admire him for his persistence and determination.

It certainly seems that many among the public are strongly in favour of the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project. After all, high speed certainly sounds good, and the government has seemingly unlimited amounts of money that it could give to Francis Yeoh to spend on this vital railway project. High-Speed Rail is good for the environment, having a private company initiate the project is good for the economy, and of course everyone loves technology.

So why do I feel that the YTL proposal is just inappropriate right now?

Francis Yeoh has a strong ambition for growth and his company does have some experience with the KLIA express rail link, (which offers the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit service). But is the company capable of building such a massive engineering project, dealing politically with two different national governments (Malaysia and Singapore) and the governments of five different states (KL, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor) - all with their own special needs?

When the project is built, will YTL be capable of managing the High Speed Rail service to the expectations of passengers?

We must also consider the competition. The recent entry of AirAsia and Jetstar into the KLIA-Singapore route has already created challenges for the MAS-SIA Shuttle.

Then we must consider the upcoming entry of Firefly into the mix, with service on the Subang-Singapore route coming before the end of this year. Bus service (especially express bus) between KL and Singapore is a growing market.

Putting all of this together, one wonders if there really is a market for high speed rail between KL and Singapore?

Finally, we must put this proposal in its proper context. Existing public transport (bus, taxi, KTM, LRT) in Malaysia is largely in a terrible state.

Having a high tech line sounds great but will the KL-Singapore HSR (as well as KL-Ipoh, Malacca Aerorail, Penang LRT/Aerobus, more LRT in KL, Johor Baru Maglev train, etc.) improve the overall state of public transport.

The sad truth is that they will not. And that is exactly why the government, Francis Yeoh and others should not let themselves get carried away by technology. We do not deserve a high speed rail if we cannot even get the buses and taxis to operate properly.

If Francis Yeoh really wants to improve public transport in Malaysia, he should have YTL take over a few taxi or bus companies and make them work properly, and also look at extending the KLIA Transit service to more communities (Seremban or Rawang, perhaps?).

And I am sure that Prasarana would appreciate it if YTL would invest in expanding the KL Monorail service.

Once YTL has succeeded in those areas, then we can talk about High Speed Rail.

(The letter is written on behalf of TRANSIT - The Association for the Improvement of Mass Transit)
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Yeoh: KL-S’pore high-speed train essential
by Jose Barrock Wednesday, 01 July 2009 11:17
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KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Corp Bhd managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Sok Ping said the high-speed train service between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore proposed by his company was essential, even if YTL were not involved in the project.

“I would like to see the high-speed train (service) take off even if YTL (Corp) is not involved in it,” Yeoh told reporters at Invest Malaysia yesterday.

Yeoh’s YTL had mooted the CONSTRUCTION [] of the RM10 billion high-speed train link a few years ago, but the plans were scuttled due to the damp economic environment.

Asked if YTL would consolidate the property assets held by its unit YTL Land Bhd and various holdings in Singapore, Yeoh said: “YTL would do the right thing at the right time.” He noted that the YTL group had land assets with a gross development value of about RM25 billion.

Yeoh also welcomed the government’s initiative to liberalise the Foreign Investment Committee regulations on land ownership as it would be difficult to realise land values otherwise.
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wow, 90 mins would make it so possible to commute between the cities!
One question, though: how are the border controls, visa formalities, etc. between Singapore and Malaysia? I'm asking purely as a "stupid foreigner" - I've never been to either of the countries. I'm asking also because this was one of the early stumbling blocks for a full-blown success of the Paris-London "Eurostar" trains here in Europe. Train passengers had got used to sitting into a train 3 minutes before departure without showing papers or even telling your name. Like that you could scoot out of Paris on HS trains to Geneva, Brussels, Cologne.... but AB-SO-LUTE-LY not to London, where the authorities demanded check-in 30 minutes before departure (like in an airport), passport controls, metal detectors... the whole cochonnaille. Naturally, at first this limited the attractiveness of rail over air traffic, a main element of which was supposed to be the absence of security formalities.

So, again, how is that on the Malacca Peninsula? My priors would be that there are still some border formalities - though perhaps if they get the travel time down to 90 minutes from day one that will be enough to compensate for that.
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I think at this moment, the electrified double tracking project of metre gauge track, is given more priority by the government rather than the high speed rail project.
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KL mulls Penang-Singapore high speed rail link
September 21, 2010
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/m...ed-rail-link//

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Putrajaya is planning a high-speed rail (HSR) system linking Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore under the Najib administration’s ambitious Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) unveiled today.

A feasibility study will be conducted on the HSR system by January 2011.

“We are looking at speeds of about 280km per hour,” said Ahmad Suhaimi, the deputy lab leader for Greater KL at the ETP open house here today.

He added that there will be public consultation and the results will be shared with the public.

According to information provided by the lab, the door to door journey from KL to Singapore will take about 2.4 hours as opposed to 3 hours by air.

An intercity service to Seremban, Ipoh, Ayer Keroh, Muar and Batu Pahat has also been proposed.
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RM118bil worth of ETP projects to take off this year
By FLORENCE A. SAMY and WONG PEK MEI
Updated: Tuesday September 21, 2010 MYT 7:03:23 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR: The private sector will drive the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) with RM118bil worth of projects expected to commence by the end of this year.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and Pemandu chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala said private investors, including government-linked companies, have agreed to carry out the seven Entry-Point Projects(EPP) worth RM118bil so far.

A total of 131 EPP worth RM670bil will be carried out for a start across 12 sectors under the ETP, with 60 business opportunities available.

The 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) as identified under the 10th Malaysia Plan are oil, gas and energy; palm oil; financial services; tourism; business services; electrical and electronics; wholesale and retail; education; healthcare; communications, content and infrastructure; agriculture; and Greater Kuala Lumpur.

Various projects are in the pipeline, including making Malaysia the number one regional hub for oil field services and a global biodiversity hub, more conducive shopping for tourists and revitalising the capital market.

There are also plans to build 141km of new rail lines and a high-speed rail system to connect Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and revitalise the Klang river into a heritage and commercial district.

Idris said there would be a level-playing field for the private sector, with the Government acting as an enabler and catalyst.

The ETP is expected to create 3.3 million jobs over the next 10 years, more than 60% of which would be in the medium-income or high-income salary brackets.

"These projects are just the beginning. There will be multiplier projects and more to come," he said during his presentation of the ETP at Putra World Trade Centre here Tuesday.

About 4,000 people, including corporate figures, are attending the whole-day ETP open-house, which provides a detailed explanation of the 12 labs and what is in store for each NKEA.

The ETP, Idris said, was action-based and aimed to almost triple the country's Gross National Income (GNI) from RM660bill in 2009 to about RM1.7tril in 2020.

This would increase the GNI per capita from RM23,700 to at least RM48,000, in line with the World Bank's high-income benchmark.

"Malaysia has no time to lose. We need a complete, radical economic transformation.

"If we continue on the current economic model, we risk getting stuck in the middle-income trap and continue to lose out on talent necessary to support a high-income economy," he said.

The private sector is expected to fund 92% of the NKEA projects which would require a total funding of RM1.4tril.
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KL studies high-speed Singapore rail link
Published: 2010/09/21
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Malaysia’s government is studying the viability of a high-speed rail system to connect greater Kuala Lumpur to Singapore with a traveling time of two hours, according to an exhibition in the capital.

The study will be led by the Land Public Transport Commission and the Economic Planning Unit, which will present the results to Malaysia’s cabinet in early January, the display shows.

The Cabinet will consider a study on a mass rail project for Kuala Lumpur by the end of this year, according to the exhibition.

The scheme could cost a total RM45 billion, comprising RM36 billion of infrastructure and RM9 billion of operating assets including trains, the display shows. -- Bloomberg
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10 EPPs Identified To Deliver On Greater KL
By Zuriati Zulmi September 21, 2010 20:06 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Building an integrated urban mass rapid transit system linking Singapore via a high-speed rail system and wooing 100 of the world's most dynamic firms are among projects identified to deliver on the Greater Kuala Lumpur under the National Key Economic Area (NKEA).

Revitalising the Klang River into a heritage and commercial district is also among the 10 entry point projects (EPPs) along four dimensions identified to deliver on the Greater Kuala Lumpur under the NKEA.

Growth in Greater KL economic activities will increase total employment from 2.5 million in 2010 to 4.2 million by 2020.

These details were disclosed by members of the laboratory set up by the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) in the Prime Minister's Department led by Ahmad Suhaili Idrus at the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) Open Day here Tuesday.

The Greater Kuala Lumpur NKEA's vision is to be a city that simultaneously achieves a top-20 ranking in city economic growth while being among the global top-20 most liveable cities by 2020.

Four dimensions to deliver the Greater Kuala Lumpur aspirations are Greater KL as a magnet, Greater KL connect, Greater KL new places and Greater KL enhanced services.

Greater KL EPPs will require a cumulative funding of RM172 billion from 2010 to 2020, 34 per cent of which is expected to come from the public sector.

The other EPPs are greening Greater Kl to ensure residents enjoy sufficient green space, creating a comprehensive pedestrian network, creating iconic places and attractions, developing an efficient solid waste management ecosystem and sewerage-non river.

Greater KL, already on the global map as one of the iconic cities of Southeast Asia, will boast as the world-renowned landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers, a unique blend of diverse cultures and heritage, an extensive road network and high quality basic services such as water and electricity.

However, it now faces fierce competition from neighbouring cities in attracting talents and multinational corporations.

Its liveability lags behind many other Asian cities, public transport remains inadequate and many natural assets remain untapped.

The NKEA laboratories involved more than 500 participants from over 200 private sector companies, government ministries, agencies, regulatory bodies and non-governmental organisations.

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KL-S'pore high-speed rail link project may come back
By RISEN JAYASEELAN Wednesday September 22, 2010
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PETALING JAYA: Among the larger projects that could come about as a result of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) are the building of the mass rapid transit (MRT) system and the once-shelved high-speed rail between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

The ETP has also laid down plans to make Malaysia the number one Asian hub for oil field services, cleaning up and beautifying the capital city’s rivers, building a 7km shopping strip with covered walkways and identifying sites for the country’s first nuclear power plant.

These are some of the 131 “entry point projects” spanning 11 national key economic areas (NKEAs), ranging from electronics to agriculture, that would generate big results fast, the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) said.

It added that the investments would be led by the private sector and the Government would play a facilitative role in ensuring that these projects get off the ground.

The oil, gas and energy NKEA alone is expected to raise its contribution to the total gross national income (GNI) to RM241bil by 2020 from RM110bil in 2009.

This will require about RM218bil in funding, most of which would come from the private sector.

Part of the plans for this sector is to consolidate all domestic fabricators to increase their likelihood of winning major contracts.

It is understood that this will entail a merger of existing oil and gas fabricators owned by companies such as Kencana Petroleum Bhd, Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd, Ramunia Holdings Bhd, Sime Engineering Bhd, Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd, Oilcorp Bhd and Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Works Corp.

However, an analyst notes that it is not going to be easy to merge all these companies, considering their diverse shareholder base. A source familiar with the plans said Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) would play a key role in overseeing this merger.

Another proposal for the oil and gas sector is to build a regional oil storage centre which hopefully will eventually be a hub.

In his opening remarks to a packed hall at the Putra World Trade Centre yesterday, Pemandu CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala singled out the planned RM5bil deepwater oil storage project in south Johor by Dialog Group Bhd as an example of the kind of private sector investments that would boost the country’s growth.

The independent deepwater storage terminal for oil products in Pengerang, south-east Johor, is undertaken by Dialog and its partner, Vopak, via a 51:49 joint venture. The joint-venture company, Dialog Vopak JV, owns 90% of the project, with the Johor government holding the balance 10% stake.

Met on the sidelines of the ETP open day yesterday, Dialog managing director Ngau Boon Keat said his company hoped to receive all the necessary approvals, which include those from the Environment Department, for this project by year-end.

The energy sector would also see investments for the deployment of nuclear energy for power generation and building up the country’s solar power capacity.

According to Pemandu, the MRT project will be the largest infrastructure project in Malaysia – spread across 141km of three new corridors and integrated with existing rail systems such as the KTM Komuter, monorail and light rail transit.

The MRT project is also supposed to generate jobs for 130,000 people. While no figure had been revealed for the total project cost, it will be 66% privately funded, according to Pemandu.

It had earlier been reported that the MRT project would cost RM36bil, leaving some to question if the private sector can foot such a bill.
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