Malaysia Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Malaysia 2016

The 11th Malaysia Plan lays out the government’s latest five-year development strategy, covering the period 2016-20. It is also the final five-year plan leading up to Wawasan 2020, the year by which the government’s vision to make Malaysia a high-income, knowledge-based economy is meant to be realised. For this pivotal period, the plan lays out initiatives for the transport sector including...

Malaysia is enjoying uninterrupted momentum in attracting investment and trade flows destined for South-east Asia. As a leading trading nation it has the necessary infrastructure and determination to compete and partner with its ASEAN neighbors to create a more sustainable growth model.

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Investments to raise freight-handling capacity in Malaysia’s ports, supported by expanded land transport infrastructure, should greatly increase the capacity of the country’s logistics sector in the years to come, positioning it as a rival to regional centres such as Singapore.

 

What will be the impact of the recently approved mass rapid transit (MRT) line two, which will run between Sungai Buloh and Putrajaya?

 

Malaysians and Singaporeans are eagerly anticipating the time when it will take 90 minutes – rather than the current four hours by car – to travel to each other’s capitals. This is the promise of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) line. When completed, the line will connect the Klang Valley and Singapore, with stops in between....

 

As the north’s industrial powerhouse, a logistics hub and a popular tourist destination, Penang is also one of Malaysia’s fastest-growing states, with a population projected to reach 2.5m by 2030. It is divided into two halves, Penang Island, where the capital George Town is located, and Seberang Perai on the mainland. However, the increasing...

 

How will the planned improvements to Port Klang’s road connectivity boost efficiencies?

 

The 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) lays out the government’s latest five-year development strategy, covering the period 2016-20. It is also the final five-year plan leading up to Wawasan 2020, the year by which the government’s vision to make Malaysia a high-income, knowledge-based economy is meant to be realised. For this seminal five-year period...