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Asian Highway Network

There are 2 Asian Highway Network routes passing through Peninsular Malaysia, namely Continent-Wide Route AH2 & Southeast Asia Route AH18. Starts from Denpasar, Bali in Indonesia and ends in Khosravi in Iran, AH2 route connects via the following townships in Peninsular Malaysia:

AH2: Hatyai [Thailand] via Sadao Border, enter Bukit Kayu Hitam [Malaysia] via North-south Expressway [E1] to Alor Setar – Sungai Petani – Butterworth (Penang) – Taiping (Perak) – Ipoh – Bidor – Tanjung Malim – Rawang (Selangor) – Damansara – Subang, enter Elite in Shah Alam – USJ – Putra Heights – by-passing Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and enter NSE [E2] again in Nilai (Negeri Sembilan). Then continues through Seremban – Ayer Keroh (Melaka) — Yong Peng (Johor) – Senai – Johor Bahru

AH18: Hatyai [Thailand] via Su-ngai Kolok Border, enter Rantau Panjang [Malaysia] via Federal Route 3 to Kota Bharu – Jerteh – Kuantan Bypass – Mersing – Tebrau – Johor Bharu

The AH project was initiated by the United Nations in 1959 with the aim of promoting the development of international road transport in the region. The highway network would provide for greater trade and social interactions between Asian countries, including personal contacts, project capitalizations, connections of major container terminals with transportation points, and promotion of tourism.

It is one of the three pillars of the Asian Land Transport Infrastructure Development – ALTID project, endorsed by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – ESCAP commission at its 48th session in 1992, comprising Asian Highway – AH, Trans-Asian Railway – TAR and facilitation of land transport projects.

Asian HIghway consists of different groups of routes, including Continent-Wide Routes AH1 – AH8

Route No Distance Start End
AH1 20,557 km  Tokyo, Japan Kapıkule,
BulgariaTurkey border – E80
AH2 13,177 km  Bali, Indonesia Khosravi, Iran
AH3 7,331 km  Ulan-Ude, Russia
 Shanghai, China
Tanggu, China
Chiang Rai, Thailand and Kyaing Tong, Myanmar
AH4 6,024 km  Novosibirsk, Russia Karachi, Pakistan
AH5 10,380 km  Shanghai, China Kapıkule,
BulgariaTurkey border – E80
AH6 10,475 km  Busan, South Korea Krasnoye,
BelarusRussia border – E30
AH7 5,868 km  Yekaterinburg, Russia Karachi, Pakistan
AH8 4,718 km  Torfyanovka,
 RussiaFinland border
Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni, Iran


AH18 1,042 km  Hatyai, Thailand  Johor Bahru, Malaysia