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Singapore agrees to final extension of KL-S'pore High-Speed Rail project suspension till Dec 31 at Malaysia's request

May 31, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - Singapore has agreed to further suspend the high-speed rail project that would link it with Kuala Lumpur for seven months, till the end of the year.

"As any project change requires our agreement, the extended suspension will allow both countries to assess the changes that Malaysia has in mind," he said.

In response to media queries, Singapore's Ministry of Transport confirmed that Malaysia's government had informed Singapore it would like to propose some changes to the HSR project and requested the seven-month extension.

Malaysia had paid Singapore $15 million for the abortive costs the Republic incurred as a result of the project being suspended.

Should the HSR project be terminated, Malaysia would have to reimburse the project implementation costs incurred by Singapore up to the point of suspension.