Dr Wee meets S'porean counterpart to finalise RTS link project on Wednesday (July 29)

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  • Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has had a meeting with his Singaporean counterpart Ong Ye Kung, ahead of the signing ceremony of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) link.

In a Facebook post, Dr Wee said both had managed to discuss and finalise outstanding issues about the project, ahead of its July 31 deadline.

“Ahead of the Johor Baru - Singapore RTS Link signing ceremony tomorrow (July 30), I had the pleasure of meeting and touching base with Singapore’s new Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung through video conference.

“We both agreed this occasion is an important and significant milestone for both our countries.

“It’s also unprecedented, as we both managed to resolve the outstanding issues in time to meet the July 31 deadline for the signing, despite grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Kudos to the diligent and dedicated negotiation teams on both sides, ” he said on Wednesday (July 29).

Dr Wee added that he and Ong have committed to closer cooperation between the two countries in terms of movement of people, especially in light of the economic recovery period post-Covid-19.

“Moving forward, Minister Ong and I also pledge to facilitate person-to-person exchanges and movement between our nations during the post-Covid-19 economic recovery (period), ” he said.

Earlier, Dr Wee told Parliament that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong would witness the signing of the agreement on July 30.

The RTS will span 4km from Bukit Chagar in Johor Baru to Woodlands in Singapore, with a capacity to ferry 10,000 passengers an hour per direction.

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