The HSR project is expected to boost connectivity, strengthen economic ties and enhance people-to-people linkages once completed.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (13 December) will witness the signing of the bilateral agreement for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project at the seventh Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) revealed that the agreement will be signed by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dato’ Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
It noted that the signing of the agreement is a “culmination of intensive bilateral discussions since the 2013 Leaders’ Retreat, and furthers the good progress made by both sides since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in July 2016”.
It also demonstrates the commitment of the two governments to the project, which is expected to boost connectivity, strengthen economic ties and enhance people-to-people linkages once completed.
Aside from Mr Khaw, PM Lee will also be accompanied by other cabinet ministers including Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli.
Also part of the delegation are Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development Desmond Lee, Minister of State for Health Lam Pin Min and Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah.