Mar 11, 2015 07:31 PM

Chinese Firms 'Have Leg Up in Deal for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore Rail Line'

(Singapore) – Chinese companies have two advantages over foreign rivals when bidding to build a high-speed rail line connecting Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, two experts say: cost and time needed to complete the work.

The Malaysian and Singaporean governments agreed in 2013 to build the 350 kilometer line, which would be the first high-speed railroad in Southeast Asia. The bidding for the project will open in the second half of this year, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

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