JCorp to work closely with new Johor MB






New building: Kamaruzzaman (2nd from right) at the topping off ceremony of the new wing.

New building: Kamaruzzaman (2nd from right) at the topping off ceremony of the new wing.

JOHOR BARU: The state-investment arm, Johor Corp (JCorp) is looking forward to work together with the new Johor Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal.

President and chief executive officer Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim said it would liaise with the Mentri Besar Office (MBO) to find a suitable date for the JCorp management to pay a visit to Dr Sahruddin.

“We will forward our request and hope that a meeting could be held in the nearest time,’’ he told reporters at the topping off ceremony of the new wing of KPJ Puteri Specialist Hospital here on yesterday.

The RM60mil building on a 0.967ha site which is 60% completed has a new wing, with 200 beds, 40 consultant clinics, six operation theatres and 245 parking lots.

The hospital is expected to open for business in the first-quarter of next year.

Also present at the event were KPJ Healthcare Bhd president and managing director Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar and KPJ Puteri Specialist Hospital chairman Aminuddin Dawam.

Kamaruzzman said it would be looking a possible date for the new Mentri Besar to make a working visit to the JCorp corporate headquarters at JBCC Komtar in downtown Johor Baru.

Dr Sahruddin, 43, who was also the state Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman took his oath as the 17th Mentri Besar of Johor on April 14.

The Muar-born medical doctor who graduated from Universitas Hasanuddin, Makasar, Indonesia, took over from his predecessor Datuk Osman Sapian who had resigned.