TAMPIN (Bernama): The implementation of the Gemas-Johor Baru Electrified Double Track project will open up new employment as well as business opportunities for locals and improve their wellbeing, says Datuk Dr Hasan Bahrom.
The Tampin MP said the project, which was expected to be completed in 2023, was important as it connected the north and south of the peninsula.
"When the project is completed, it will make the Gemas area an important transportation hub in the southern region of the country,” he said.
Hasan said the project would also turn Gemas, a destination with cultural, heritage and historical sites, into a tourist attraction in the state.
At the same time, he said it would boost the number of tourist arrivals to Negri Sembilan which is famous for its rich traditional culture.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, when tabling the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Sept 27), said the Electrified Double Track Gemas to Johor Baru, which is the final stretch of the electrified double track from Padang Besar in Perlis to Johor Baru is scheduled for completion in 2023.
Ismail Sabri said integrated rail and road networks connecting airports and ports with industrial, urban and rural areas would be enhanced to stimulate economic growth, bridge the regional development gap and improve the people’s well-being. - Bernama