Plans for the proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will connect
Johor Bahru and Singapore are still under discussion, according to
Iskandar Region Transportation Corp Chairman Datuk Abdul Latiff Bandi.

the government of Singapore and Malaysia have reached an agreement,
both parties will jointly announce the details of the project.

present, the state government of Johor has identified the site of the
RTS station in JB. However, it is premature to announce since it is the
prerogative of the federal government, he said.

“This issue is
the prerogative of the two governments, and we at the state level will
give our full cooperation to the project.”

“There is a one-year
time frame to study the project, and whatever decision made by Malaysia
and Singapore would benefit both countries,” noted Abdul Latiff, who is
also in charge of the Housing and Local Government executive committee.

addition, Singapore and Malaysia has until November 2013 before they
need to make an announcement on the RTS project, explained Iskandar
Regional Development Authority (IRDA) CEO Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.

to be completed by 2018, the RTS project will have a one-stop CIQM
complex (customs, immigration, quarantine) so that travellers will only
have to clear immigration once.

Farah Wahida, Editor of PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email

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