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“The S4 (Act 486) Land Acquisition Plan and Land Acquisition Plan booklet as well as the Environmental Impact Assessment will be displayed to the public during the requisite Railway Scheme Public Inspection process planned for early next year,” MyHSR Corp said in a statement dated August 26.

HSR proposals: Assessment to focus on minimising govt financial implications — Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The Transport Ministry will evaluate the concept proposals of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed ​​rail (HSR) project with a focus on minimising the financial implications for the government.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, confirming he had received MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd’s preliminary report on the project, said the assessment has yet to be finalised.

“MyHSR and the management are currently evaluating the HSR project and have provided me with the preliminary report, but the assessment has not been finalised at the ministerial level.

“We will take it to the cabinet (level) when the assessment has been finalised,” he said at the Dewan Rakyat ministerial question time in response to a supplementary question from Jerantut MP Khairil Nizam Khirudin on the status of the HSR project and whether the government is funding the project.

Loke also emphasised that the private sector will lead the HSR project without any injection of government funds.

“Our principle is that this project must be led by the private sector without capital injection from the government. That is the principle that we have established; but whether it is fully funded (by the private sector), or if there is a component involving (government) financial implications, that we have to see,” he added.

The ministry reportedly said (on March 4) that the evaluation of the seven concept proposals from firms/consortiums is expected to take two months.

— Bernama

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