South Korea’s National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun on Monday visited the Singapore Parliament to meet with his counterpart.
In the meeting with Parliament Speaker Halimah Yacob, Chung called for the parliament’s cooperation and support for South Korean companies seeking to participate in a project to build a high-speed railway line between Singapore and Malaysia.
Chung said that South Korea’s KTX high-speed train has operated for 25 years since 1992 and its safety was recognized as number one by the International Union of Railways.
In response, Yacob said that consultation on the project is under way between ministers of Singapore and Malaysia, adding South Korean companies’ competitiveness and prowess will be recognized in selecting winning bidders.
The High-Speed Rail(HSR) project, worth 15 billion U.S. dollars, will build a 350-kilometer line linking Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.