PETALING JAYA: The cooperation planned by the Federal Government and the Johor government is vital to ensure that the implementation of each project in the state has a comprehensive impact, including on neighbouring countries, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
In a social media post, the Prime Minister said that he received a courtesy call from Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi on Thursday (June 8) to discuss several issues pertaining to governance and allocations for Johor’s development and economy.
"Among the matters discussed were the construction of health and road infrastructure, the Customs Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, the Financial Hub, as well as the construction of mosques and religious schools in Felda settlements.
"Also discussed were post-flood relief assistance for farmers, breeders and fishermen as well as the issue of maintaining and repairing apartments that are more than 40 years old,” said Anwar.
Onn Hafiz also thanked Putrajaya for its concern towards some of the major issues faced by the state such as the traffic congestion at the Causeway and Second Link.
“We are grateful for the Federal Government’s assistance in helping us tackle the major issues including the congestion at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar customs, immigration and quarantine complexes.
“We hope our warm ties can be translated into making Johor a developed state by 2030,” he said in a Facebook post.
Onn Hafiz has been actively highlighting traffic congestion issues at the Causeway of late, with him going to the complex himself and meeting with the Immigration Department to discuss solutions to tackle the matter.
Previously, he assured the people that the traffic situation at the major entry and exit points would get better.
Besides that, the state government also met with the Health Ministry’s top officials to highlight the long waiting hours at Hospital Sultanah Aminah and Hospital Sultan Ismail, which are two of the state’s main healthcare facilities.