Iskandar News

RM20B for Third Link Bridge between Johor & Singapore?


  THE proposed third link between Johor and Singapore may cost as much as RM20 billion, depending on the project structure and the starting points of the bridge in both countries. People with first-hand information on the matter said Malaysia is mulling over whether to construct the bridge in Pasir Gudang or Pengerang, and get Singapore to link it to ... Read More »

Prime Minister : Malaysia to invest another RM160 bill on rail development


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia expects to invest another RM160 billion on rail development by 2020, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. Since 1990, Najib said, the government had invested more than RM50 billion on rail networks and related projects. Once a dying industry, he said, railroads have made a strong comeback due to their inherent efficiency, whether in terms ... Read More »

Malaysia Steel Works still in talks with governement on Iskandar commuter train


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd (Masteel) is still in talks with the Federal Government over its proposed commuter train network in Iskandar Malaysia. UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research said on Thursday Masteel had clarified it was still in discussions with the Federal Government over the network which would be undertaken on a joint venture with KUB Bhd. “Masteel ... Read More »

Malaysia set to spend US$50b to develop rail network


MALAYSIA: Malaysia plans to spend a staggering US$50 billion to develop its rail network over the next seven years, including a high-speed rail linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore set for 2020, and the urban mass rapid transit system that is rolling out in 2017. Compared to developed countries where rail transport makes up a third of public transportation, Malaysia’s share ... Read More »

Skyfront Holding, Singapore firm in RM700mil Danga Bay project


Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd (IWH) is developing a RM700 million premium residential project in Danga Bay, Johor, under a joint venture (JV) with Singapore’s Skyfront Holdings Pte Ltd. The project is on 3.48 acres of freehold waterfront land within Flagship A of Iskandar Malaysia and within a 5km radius of the Johor Baru central business district and the Causeway. ... Read More »

Singapore & Malaysia HSR technical teams to meet in Oct

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MALAYSIA: The Singapore and Malaysia technical teams looking into the high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will meet in October. This was revealed by Syed Hamid Albar, the Chairman of Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). He said negotiations may take up to 12 months before the tender process begins. Unveiling more details about the service, he said ... Read More »

Malaysia looking into third bridge linking Johor and Singapore

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JOHOR BARU – The Government is looking at the possibility of having a third bridge linking Johor and Singapore to improve connectivity and accessibility between the two countries. The Johor Public Works executive councillor Datuk Hasni Mohammad said that the Works Ministry has already conducted a feasibility studies on the project. He said the studies would among others look at ... Read More »

Be realistic, don’t wait for property prices to drop

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ALL is not lost. There are many affordable housing schemes that young professionals can look into purchasing if they “buy within their means”, MCA Public Complaints Bureau chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong opines. He says there are many government and government-linked projects like the Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia (PR1MA) affordable urban housing programme that are available. “Also, look at places like ... Read More »

Iskandar Malaysia has created 584,000 jobs

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LABUAN: Iskandar Malaysia has created a total of 584,000 job opportunities, with 15 per cent of the employment type comprising skilled and professional manpower, since it started in 2006. Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) chief executive Prof Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said the percentage of skilled workers and professionals would grow higher with more investors from the various sectors coming to ... Read More »

1,467 CCTVs in Iskandar Malaysia to boost safety and security

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JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Malaysia will have 1,467 CCTVs installed in and around the region to boost safety and security in the economic growth corridor. Phase one, involving 250 CCTVs, had started in May 2012 and installation of the equipment in North Johor Baru and Nusajaya districts will be completed next month. Another165 CCTVs are being installed in various places in ... Read More »