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India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

Ahmedabad – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today inaugurated India’s first bullet train project — a US$19 billion (RM79.84 billion) line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country’s vast but dilapidated network. The initiative is seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo, who […]

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Gov’t project need detailed study prior implementation

Gov’t project need detailed study prior implementation

Kuala Lumpur – Detailed studies need to be carried out on government projects before they are approved for implementation to ensure that all projects are on schedule and to give the best value for money to the government. According to the Auditor-General’s Report 2016 Series 1 tabled in Parliament today, government departments and agencies need […]

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Europe okays project to seek alien life

Europe okays project to seek alien life

Europe has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to sniff out habitable planets in other star systems, along with any life forms they may host. “The PLATO mission will address fundamental questions such as ‘how common are Earth-like planets?’ and ‘is our solar system unusual or even unique?’,” the University of Warwick, whose scientists […]

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Pioneer project for Rohingya employment starts March 1 – DPM

Pioneer project for Rohingya employment starts March 1 – DPM

Putrajaya – A government pioneer project to enable the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia to be legally employed will begin on March 1, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said that initially about 300 Rohingya holding the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards who had undergone security and health […]

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Malaysia, Singapore ink high-speed rail project

Malaysia, Singapore ink high-speed rail project

Putrajaya – Malaysia and Singapore have inked the much anticipated high speed railway (HSR) project which will link Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, who is on a working visit to attend the 7th Malaysia–Singapore […]

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HSR project a game-changer – Najib

HSR project a game-changer – Najib

Putrajaya – The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project will be a game changer for Malaysia and Singapore including for economic generation, lifestyle and property value, says Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said the project, which is due to complete in 2026, would also generate new impetus in terms of […]

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Rejection of Penang Sky Cab project illogical – Guan Eng

Rejection of Penang Sky Cab project illogical – Guan Eng

Batu Kawan – The Penang state government is disappointed that the Penang Port Authority (LPPP) has rejected its Penang Sky Cab cable car project over fears that it will affect the operations of the port. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he was shocked and regretted the announcement of Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong […]

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Langat 2: Azmin’s delay of project causes Selangor to lose RM800m

Langat 2: Azmin’s delay of project causes Selangor to lose RM800m

Shah Alam – Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Noh Omar claimed the action of Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali in delaying the Langat 2 project has caused the state to lose RM800 million. He said this was because two new water treatment plants had to be temporarily built while awaiting the completion […]

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PM satisfied with progress of MRT project

PM satisfied with progress of MRT project

Kuala Lumpur – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is satisfied with the progress of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project and trusts that the first line can begin operating as scheduled at the end of next year. The prime minister also noted that the MRT currently has 19 trains and would receive another 35 by […]

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3 major projects vital to strengthen position – Petronas CEO

3 major projects vital to strengthen position – Petronas CEO

Kuala Lumpur – Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) says its investments in Canada and Pengerang, Johor as well as in a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project will help strengthen its position as a fully-integrated multinational oil and gas (O&G). In an exclusive interview with the New Straits Times (NST), Petronas President and Group Chief Executive […]