Parliament: JB-S’pore MRT project should be implemented fast

March 31, 2010
Singapore Democrats

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The government has been urged to quickly implement the Mass Rail Transit (MRT) project linking Johor Bahru to Singapore as it will benefit people of both countries.

Datuk Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) said to say that it was under study was too simplistic adding the MRT project would benefit those who commute between JB and Singapore.

“We should reduce politicking and implement the MRT project as soon as possible,” he interjected during winding up by Transport Deputy Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri in Dewan Rakyat Tuesday.

Mohamad’s suggestion had the support of Teng Boon Soon (BN-Tebrau) who said the MRT project would reduce congestion at the Causeway as 40,000 people commute between JB and Singapore daily.

Abdul Rahim said the suggestion would be studied to avoid issues as it would not only involve the Malaysian and Singapore governments but also the Johor state government.

“The government knows that the MRT project will boost Johor’s economy. The ministry has no objections to it,” he added.