Johor Bahru construction report

News #212: Jakarta-Surabaya high-speed train development, Johor ART, Langkawi LRT, Phuket tram, Bangkok airports expansion, and more

The Future Southeast Asia Newsletter features transport and urban development news in Southeast Asia, edited by James Clark.

Hello from Yogyakarta. I’m midway through an overland trip from Jakarta to Bali, and I am checking out the various railways along the way I started the trip on the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, and I will be writing about that when I finish this trip.

I’ve been to Yogyakarta twice before, so I haven’t felt pressured to visit the tourist sites. I took the train to the new airport so I could review the airport railway and see the new airport. Indonesia has more airport railways than any other country in Southeast Asia.

This week’s main article is my Johor Bahru construction report. In the news section there are some updates on planned transit projects, plus a new proposal for Langkawi.

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An update on construction projects in Johor Bahru, including the RTS Link to Singapore.


🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

 🇵🇭 Philippines

“Government tells operators they must join cooperatives by Tuesday and gradually replace their vehicles with greener options.”

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

This is regarding the golf course at Don Muang Airport:

“Airports of Thailand (AoT) might have to pay at least three billion baht in compensation to the air force if it decides to adopt the area that is currently home to the air force's Kantarat Golf Course, said Defence Ministry spokesman Jirayu Houngsub on Tuesday.”

“The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office is close to finalising a commercial development plan for areas in Chon Buri and Chachoengsao, part of a proposed high-speed rail system that will link Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports.”

"The Fine Arts Department has ordered the suspension of construction of the Den Chai-Chiang Khong railway in tambon Toong Kwao of Phrae's Muang district after the discovery of ancient artefacts aged between 400 and 500 years in the construction site."

🇹🇱 Timor-Leste

🇻🇳 Vietnam

"250 or 350 kph?"

“U.S.-China conflict and new infrastructure give rise to northern Quang Ninh province.”

“Regarding cooperation opportunities in the coming time, Minister Nguyen Van Thang proposed a number of important transport infrastructure projects such as the North-South high-speed railway project, Can Tho 2 bridge, Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho railway for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s consideration to support Vietnam in using Japan's new generation of ODA capital.”

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