“A mix of private and state land will be acquired, though a lot of them run through plantations,” he said.
The project is expected to achieve two milestones by Q1 2017.
MyHSR will also release the result of the tender for the services of reference design consultants (RDC) for the Malaysian stretch by Q1 2017, said Mohd Nur.
“The stations also need to be big enough to cater to the expected and future ridership, and have ample space for development around them,” he added.
“We have to balance between these factors.”
The construction of the highspeed railway was expected to start in the third quarter of 2015. However, an update by the Malaysian Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) now places the commencement of works to be in 2017, with the completion in 2026.