Melaka's government expressed hope that the recently ended high-speed rail (HSR) project of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore will continue to revive tourism and economic sectors in the state.
The termination of the state development plan including the idea of a new Melaka Waterfront Economic Area (M-WEZ) corridor worth around RM 1100 billion, said Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali.
"When this project is canceled, I feel that it was a bit 'unfortunate' for Melaka in terms of the economy because before this we were confident that if the HSR has its station in Melaka, it will definitely be a hub that can provide abundant benefits to all.
“Definitely the whole master plan (state development) that we have planned before, will (be changed) and not include this HSR project," he told reporters.
He said although the HSR project was terminated, the M-WEZ project, which would be developed on an area of 6,070 hectares from Umbai to Tanjung Bruas, would still continue.
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