‘Seize opportunities offered by Segamat’s inclusion in ECER’

Hasni (right) in a discussion with (from left) Sekijang MCA division chief Lim Chin Hock, Tee and Segamat MCA division chief Datuk Lee Hong Tee during his working visit to Segamat, Johor.

SEGAMAT is set for more rapid development with the district’s inclusion in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER).

Johor Mentri Besar’s adviser Datuk Tee Siew Kiong urged the business community to seize the opportunities available.

He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s announcement of Segamat’s inclusion under the ECER was a boon for the district.

“Segamat has an existing inland port, and the Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-tracking rail project in the district is expected to be completed within the next two years.

“The state government is also committed to promoting tourism and agricultural development,” said Tee in urging the business community to explore ways to help in Johor’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

Tee, who is also Pontian MCA division chief, pointed out that Segamat was the second district in Johor, after Mersing, to be included in the ECER.

He highlighted some of the developments in Mersing following its ECER inclusion, such as the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park and Information Centre and a tourist spot along the Air Papan beach.

“The Johor government and ECER also signed a collaboration agreement to develop the Jemaluang Dairy Valley project, which is expected to create job opportunities and local agricultural entrepreneurs,” he said.

Tee said he was accompanying Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad on his official working visits to all 10 districts in the state to obtain feedback before the tabling of Johor Budget 2022.

“The state wants to ensure that the policies introduced in the budget can truly benefit the people,” he added. — By YEE XIANG YUN

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