China & Malaysia break ground on $13bn railway under Belt and Road Initiative

https://www.rt.com/business/399179-malaysia-china-railroad-silk-road/

Construction of a new railway linking Malaysia’s east and west has begun as part of China’s ambitious New Silk Road project. At an estimated cost of $13 billion, it’s the largest development project in Malaysia.

The planned 688 kilometers East Coast Rail Link will connect the South China Sea at the Thai border in the east with the strategic shipping routes of the Straits of Malacca in the west. China has claimed many parts of the South China Sea.

“The China government has attached great importance to China-Malaysia relations and has always considered Malaysia a dear neighbor and trustworthy partner who is committed to seeking mutually beneficial cooperation and common development in the country,” Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong said at the ceremony on Wednesday.

The China Communications Construction Company will build the railway. It will run passenger trains at a maximum speed of 160 kph and goods trains at a maximum speed of 80 kph. The line is due to be completed in 2024.

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“Construction of a new railway linking Malaysia’s east and west has begun as part of China’s ambitious New Silk Road project. At an estimated cost of $13 billion, it’s the largest development project in Malaysia.”

the new silk road project must be followed..

“will connect the South China Sea at the Thai border in the east with the strategic shipping routes of the Straits of Malacca in the west. China has claimed many parts of the South China Sea.”

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~ by seeker401 on August 17, 2017.

2 Responses to “China & Malaysia break ground on $13bn railway under Belt and Road Initiative”

  1. ..reading between the lines translates to:-

    China is bailing out the chief Kleptocrat of Malaysia to the tune of billion$ since that Klep has now been under investigation for the 1MDB heist by the FBI & DOJ. In return China get to call terms on new projects around that region. When the time is right the chief Klep’s balls will be hung out either by the chinese or the yankies.

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