KULAI: Ongoing efforts to smoothen traffic at the two land crossings between Johor and Singapore along with other initiatives to bring the state forward will attract more foreign investors, says Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.
The Johor Mentri Besar said that the congestion problem at the Causeway and Second Link have been going on for many years and needed to be solved immediately.
"It is a very important issue. It is a legacy issue that has been going on for two to three decades.
"As the new Mentri Besar, it is my objective to ensure that this issue is resolved by this year. That is why many Johoreans will often see me at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex at 5am," he said during the opening ceremony of JStar Motion Sdn Bhd here on Jalan I-Park on Saturday (May 27).
Onn Hafiz added that other issues that he was also focusing on include improving the roads across all districts in Johor.
"Recently, we met up with the Works Minister who approved an additional fund of RM40mil for the roads in Johor.
"The Prime Minister has also recently announced that the Federal Government has allocated RM500mil to widen the North-South Highway as well as additional funds to widen the Senai-Desaru Highway.
"On top of that, we are also working with the Federal and Singapore governments to look into providing a ferry shuttle between Tuas and Kota Iskandar.
"I hope that some of these attractive points will show that Johor is serious and welcomes more foreign investment into the state," he said.