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Japan offers Malaysia high-speed rail technology for KL-S'pore rail link

Published on Jul 25, 2013 8:14 PM
 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) speaks at a joint press conference with his Malaysia counterpart Najib Razak at the prime minister's office in Malaysia's administrative capital in Putrajaya on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Japan on Thursday offered Malaysia technology to build a multi-million-dollar high-speed railway and other infrastructure, as its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a regional tour. -- PHOTO: AFP

PUTRAJAYA (AFP) - Japan on Thursday offered Malaysia technology to build a multi-million-dollar high-speed railway and other infrastructure, as its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a regional tour.

Mr Abe's visit to Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines is the latest of several trips he has made with business leaders since coming to power in December, aimed at drumming up infrastructure deals.

The 58-year-old premier hopes to strengthen ties with South-east Asian countries, a region enjoying strong economic growth and a potential vibrant marketplace for Japanese products and investment.

"Malaysia and Japan agree to cooperate in high technology with Japan providing the technology in the construction of high-speed rail, water and waste treatment," Mr Abe told reporters at a press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak.

 
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