JOHOR BARU, July 30 2020: Leaders of Malaysia and Singapore today met at the midpoint of the Causeway here to symbolise their agreement to proceed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong led their team of ministers to the meeting point about 10 am.
They witnessed their transport ministers, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and Ong Ye Kung exchanged official documents to signify the agreement of the project.
Also present were International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad.
Singapore was also represented by its foreign minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and former transport minister Khaw Boon Wan.
The 4-km RTS rail link will connect Bukit Chagar in Johor Baru to Woodlands in Singapore with the capability of carrying up to 10,000 passengers per hour for each direction.
Works on the RM3.2 billion project will start in January next year and was expected to be completed before the end of 2026.