KUALA LUMPUR – Seven areas along the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) alignment could enjoy exponential growth once the line is completed in 2026, said MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd.
Chief executive of the project delivery partner, Mohd Nur Ismal Kamal, said benefits include enhanced connectivity and competitiveness.
The seven areas are Bandar Malaysia, Sepang-Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri, which will host stations for the rail line.
“This project is expected to generate more than 70, 000 jobs to deliver the civil works packages, thus creating opportunities for professionals, skilled workers and students from all over the country to work along the corridor of the 335 km alignment within Malaysia,” he said.
“The services industry, namely finance, education, tourism and health are among the sectors that will experience greater demand in en route to the mega cities development.”
He said more than 60 civil work packages will result in over 5,000 sub-contract packages open to local firms which will stimulate the growth of local industries.
Construction for the 350km line that will cut travel time from KL to Singapore down to just 90 minutes is scheduled to start in 2019.