Deadline extended for RTS link bilateral agreement


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 02 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: The bilateral discussions on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link project has been extended by three months, says the Transport Ministry.

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) said many economic and social sectors had been adversely affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including both Malaysia and Singapore.

He said bilateral discussions on the RTS link had been impacted due to the current movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia and the circuit breaker in Singapore.

He said he had discussed the status of the bilateral agreement constantly with his Singapore counterpart Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

"We have come to a mutual agreement to extend the bilateral discussions by three months to July 31,2020, after the previous April 30 deadline.

"Both governments are confident that the discussions, to be conducted via video conference if necessary, can be concluded within the next three months so that the RTS Link project can be resumed," he said in a statement on Saturday (May 2).

The RTS is a project linking Johor Baru and Singapore as a means to ease congestion at both the Causeway and the Second Link.

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