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Quality and Affordable Transportation Infrastructure

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Malaysia is ranked 11th among 138 nations in the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index 2016-2017 ranking on transportation. This is another good news to all Malaysians as it is a recognition of the quality of Malaysia’s transportation infrastructure.

It is also an acknowledgment of the Barisan Nasional-led Government’s efforts and policies of putting the rakyat first. I have always stressed that connectivity for our people, through quality and affordable transportation is very dear and close to my heart.

In the rankings, it is also acknowledged that Malaysian commuters get greatest value for money in daily travel – beating the likes of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. This is a direct result of what we have delivered but it is not all. The future is even better.

Today, as a result of careful planning and foresight, Malaysians are able to benefit from using the MRT, with the successful launch of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)’s first phase last December.

In the near future, Malaysians from all walks of life will be even more connected with the completion of the MRT, Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) and KL-Singapore High Speed Rail.

Even as we provide world-class infrastructure for our citizens, we must also be inclusive in our policies. I believe that no one must be left behind and that is why we are charging ahead on a forward trajectory with mega infrastructure projects like the Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah and Sarawak as well as the East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia’s East Coast.

To be completed in the medium term, these projects will be a game-changer. Insya-Allah, they will transform Malaysia’s socio-economic landscape and the way our people live, work, travel and do business. I am excited for the future of #Negaraku.

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