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Extension of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) Project suspension period to 31 July 2020

02 May 2020 Media Replies

In response to Malaysia's statement on the RTS Link Project, we confirm the agreement to extend the Project suspension period by 3 months to 31 July 2020. Malaysia's Movement Control Order (MCO) and Singapore's circuit breaker have indeed affected the pace of our discussions. Like Malaysia, we are optimistic that the discussions on the outstanding matters can be concluded within 3 months, using tele-conferencing and other means of communication. The task is to conclude all the 3 key agreements* in time so that they can be signed by 31 July 2020. MOT, LTA and SMRT will shortly contact their Malaysian counterparts to wrap up the discussions speedily, as this is the final extension.

*The agreements refer to (a) the RTS Link Bilateral Agreement between the two Governments, (b) the Joint Venture Agreement between Singapore’s SMRT Corporation and Malaysia’s Prasarana Malaysia Berhad to constitute a joint venture Operating Company or “OpCo”, and (c) a Concession Agreement for the two Governments to appoint this OpCo as the RTS Link operator.