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SG Johor Bahru station site identified

Property Here - Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Plans for the proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will connect Johor Bahru and Singapore are still under discussion, according to Iskandar Region Transportation Corp Chairman Datuk Abdul Latiff Bandi.

Once the government of Singapore and Malaysia have reached an agreement, both parties will jointly announce the details of the project.

At present, the state government of Johor has identified the site of the RTS station in JB. However, it is premature to announce since it is the prerogative of the federal government, he said.

“This issue is the prerogative of the two governments, and we at the state level will give our full cooperation to the project.” 

“There is a one-year time frame to study the project, and whatever decision made by Malaysia and Singapore would benefit both countries,” noted Abdul Latiff, who is also in charge of the Housing and Local Government executive committee.

In addition, Singapore and Malaysia has until November 2013 before they need to make an announcement on the RTS project, explained Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) CEO Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.

Set to be completed by 2018, the RTS project will have a one-stop CIQM complex (customs, immigration, quarantine) so that travellers will only have to clear immigration once.

Farah Wahida, Editor of PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories emailfarahwahida@propertyguru.com.my