People walk past the skyline of Marina Bay central business district in Singapore, in this April 26, 2013 file photo. REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project is expected to contribute RM100billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim said out of the total, RM70 billion is expected to be generated from construction, operation and the multiplier impact of the two activities.

"The remaining RM30billion is projected from the wider economic benefit of increased activities expected in realty, tourism and service sectors.

"Malaysia and Singapore at a meeting between prime ministers Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Lee Hsien Loong, had reiterated their commitment for the project including on its terms and new date of completion" he said in reply to a question by Datuk Hasan Arifin (BN-Rompin).

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