The rail sub-sector subsumes activities in rail design, manufacturing, and assembly, as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Over 30 businesses are involved in the design, manufacture, and assembly of rail-related products in the country, with more than 40 other local companies involved in MRO activities. With 25,000 workers currently employed in rail-related activities, the sub-sector aims to employ 68,000 by 2030.
The Government’s vision for the Malaysian rail sub-sector is that by 2030, the industry will be a strong and sustainable business, capable of satisfying the demands of national rail transportation. It also hopes that Malaysia can become a competitive global industry player that optimises the use of indigenous resources and technologies. Thus, the Government supports these initiatives and will assist local companies to advance to the next level by way of technology transfers.
Total Approved Investmentsin 2019
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The ECRL entails a comprehensive value engineered plan to construct and operate a 640km line extending over five states in Malaysia, spanning from Kelantan to Port Klang. This will further reduce transport time of passengers and cargo. It will not only improve efficiency and productivity of businesses, but also create new sources of economic activities.
The high speed rail (HSR) project linking Malaysia and Singapore is in the pipeline and is set to promote more economic activities between both countries.
The Malaysian Rail Supporting Industry Roadmap 2030 is an initiative by the
Malaysian Industry-Government Group (MiGHT) to chart the way forward for the rail
industry development in Malaysia until 2030.