Brunei govt: No company offered, appointed for Trans-Borneo Railway project

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By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 6: The Brunei government has never offered or appointed any local or foreign company to undertake the Trans-Borneo Railway project.

In a statement on April 4, the Brunei Ministry of Transport and Infocommunication clarified that there has been no official discussion at the government level regarding the matter nor between the states and the interested parties.

It said that a project of such a scale requires the commitment of the respective governments first.

Meanwhile, the Ministry also reminded the public to exercise caution when interpreting information and verifying every piece of information received.

“This is important in order to avoid misunderstandings and maintain the stability and harmony of society and the country,” it added.

On March 31, Brunergy Utama Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned Brunei company, announced the Trans-Borneo Railways (TBR) project—Borneo’s first high-speed bullet train network connecting Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan.

On the same day, when pressed by reporters, Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg denied any knowledge of the proposed TBR project.

Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Food, on April 1, also clarified that the TBR project has not been offered to any companies. — DayakDaily