JOHOR BARU: Malaysia and Singapore can look forward to better connectivity and accessibility once the proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) project, which will connect Johor Baru and Singapore, materialises. Johor Public Works, Rural and Regional Development committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said southern Johor, especially Iskandar Malaysia, would benefit immensely from the RTS project.
He said both Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong were expected to make a joint announcement on the project probably in May.
“This is good for thousands of Malaysians and Singaporeans using the Causeway daily to commute between Johor Baru and Singapore,’’ Hasni told StarBiz in an interview recently.
Back in February 2013, Malaysia and Singapore jointly announced their agreement to build the High Speed Rail (HSR) between the republic and Kuala Lumpur.
The HSR is expected to be completed by 2020, but the completion date was pushed for another two years to 2022, as announced in 2015.