Johor govt waiting for Federal approval to build pedestrian walkway at Causeway


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2020

People can be seen dragging their luggage across the Causeway heading into Singapore. -The Star filepic

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government is waiting for Putrajaya to approve a RM30mil allocation for the construction of a 350m pedestrian walkway at the Johor Causeway.

State Works, Transportation and Infrastructure committee chairman Solihan Badri said the state government had sent a proposal for the allocation to Putrajaya earlier this year.

"We had initially requested for a RM15mil allocation for the walkway but we have since redesigned the facility to include a roof and escalators.

"We are now requesting RM30mil for the walkway," he said, adding that the walkway would also be equipped with air-conditioning.

He said this to reporters when met during the Johor state assembly seating here in Kota Iskandar on Sunday (Sept 13).

Solihan said the proposal for the walkway was also welcomed by Singapore through its representative in Johor.

"We have met with the Singapore Consulate-General in Johor Baru and discussed the matter.

"Singapore is also keen to have the walkway as they are also concerned about those who had to walk across the Causeway," he said, adding that he hopes the government would approve the budget for the development of the walkway.

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