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Malaysia mulls high speed train link to Thailand

Malaysia has mulled linkage of high-speed train with Thailand in order to link railway system with China, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said Tuesday.

The idea was discussed during a meeting between Surapong and his Malaysian counterpart Anifah Aman.

Malaysia and Singapore agreed in February this year to jointly develop high speed train system between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The project, of which feasibility study was finalized recently, would be completed by 2020.

Malaysia wanted to extend the linkage to Thailand and later to China, Surapong said and noted that Malaysian minister Anifah briefed him on the latest development of the project.

The railway system and other joint development projects would be discussed in detail again in the coming meetings of Joint Commission and Thailand-Malaysia Committee on Joint Development Strategy for border areas, Surapong said.

It was Malaysia's turn to host the meeting of the two bilateral mechanisms and Kuala Lumpur would call the meetings soon, he said.


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