Future use of Malayan Railway land parcels to be reviewed under URA Concept Plan

Future use of the three land parcels of Malayan Railway land in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands and three other parcels in Bukit Timah will be reviewed under the Urban Redevelopment Authority Concept Plan and Master Plan exercises, said the Ministry of National Development (MND).

Replying to queries from Channel NewsAsia, the ministry said the land parcels will be put to optimal use.

However, it added that no further details are available of the planned uses of the land, for the moment.

Under the deal announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak on Monday, Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to swap land parcels in Marina South and Ophir-Rochor for Malayan Railway land in Singapore under the 1990 Points of Agreement.

Another key project being discussed between both countries, according to the Malaysian news agency Bernama, is an undersea tunnel between Malaysia and Singapore.

Malaysian Transport Minister Kong Cho Ha said that the tunnel was being considered to realise the Rapid Transit System between Johor Bahru and Woodlands in Singapore.

Responding to queries, Singapore’s Transport Ministry said the implementation details of the Rapid Transit System link between Singapore and Johor Bahru are currently being studied.

The Transport Ministry said it has nothing further to share at this point.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 22 Sep 2010

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