Rail sector will need talent pool of at least 100,000 for new approved projects, says Dr Wee

KUALA LUMPUR: The country needs a high number of homegrown talent to support the rapid development of the railway sector following government approval for seven projects that will add another 1,030km of tracks to the network, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said the rapid growth of rail transport requires a high number of experts, consisting of nearly 100,000 professionals, skilled and semi-skilled talents.

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