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Johor to discuss third bridge to S'pore with Putrajaya

Bernama  |  Published:

Johor will hold discussions with three ministries in April to find a solution to the traffic congestion at the two entry points into the country.

Menteri Besar Osman Sapian the Johor government would discuss the matter with the Finance Ministry, Home Ministry and the Works Ministry next month to find a long-term solution to the problem.

“Next month we'll sit together and hopefully have a strategic discussion,” he told the reporters after launching the Health Tour Programme 2019 organised by the Health Ministry in Johor Bahru today.

One of the suggestions, he said, was to build a third bridge to Singapore.

He was commenting on the statement by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad on March 19 that Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four bridges to facilitate the flow of traffic between the two countries.

“It is necessary (a new bridge) and I think the Malaysian government has no objection to this. The issue now lies with Singapore.

“This issue involves both sides. The main focus now is to resolve the traffic problem between the two countries,” he said.

- Bernama

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