Malaysia, Singapore enhance railway cooperation hinh anh 1Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at the last Singapore-Malaysia leaders' retreat on Dec 13, 2016 (Source: New Straits Times)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
– Malaysia and Singapore will sign a bilateral agreement for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link – a railway route linking Johor Baru in Johor State and Singapore’s Woodlands, according to the New Straits Times.

The signing ceremony is scheduled for January 16 in the presence of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak on the occasion of the latter’s visit to Singapore to attend the 8th Singapore-Malaysia leaders' retreat.

The cross-border MRT service is slated to start running by the end of 2024.

It can carry up to 10,000 passengers an hour in each direction between Johor's Bukit Chagar terminus station and the Singapore terminus in Woodlands North.

The leaders' retreat is the key platform for both sides to review progress in bilateral ties and set the direction going forward.
These regular meetings have yielded major bilateral breakthroughs, such as in 2013 when the high-speed rail line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur was announced.-VNA