Land Traffic System Case Study

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PROBLEMS OF BUILDING HIGH SPEED RAIL SYSTEM IN MALAYSIA Building the nation’s first high speed rail link is no cheap business. It will roughly cost the government a staggering RM40 billion paycheck as per estimated by Malayan Bank economist, Suhaimi Ilias.[1]The number eventually comes down to an estimated RM100 million per km of the whole track span. This is certainly one of the costly developments the country has ever ventured to improve its land transportation system. The country might have to obtain a bank loan in order to get the project up and running. As an immediate result, Malaysia’s debt will increase by RM40 billion. This is unbearable when we were supposed to be a high income, debt-free developed country by the year 2020. During the construction period, we might suffer a higher living cost in all parts in Malaysia due to the government coping to live by the debt. Oil prices are expected to hike and staple food prices are deemed to expectedly increase. There’ll be significantly less cash incentive from the government such as the ones to help rural industries to expand or even a low-income newlywed couple who wants to buy their first home. On top of that, the government should also consider the increasing land prices whilst the constructions take place. Despite having a skyscraping construction cost, the government must also take…show more content…
The train itself is a marvel of an engineering product. Despite having said all this, it is really unfortunate to point out that Malaysia doesn’t own any of these modern day technologies. One way to do it is through technology outsourcing from other developed countries that already built a fully operational high speed rail in their country. This is certainly a problem because hiring engineers from a high income country can incur an undeniably high labor cost since we need to pay them by their
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