JOHOR BAHARU, March 10 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced a RM150 million allocation to upgrade the Pasir Gudang Highway here.
Najib who delivered the good news at a meeting with local residents in Taman Setia Indah here, said the upgrade would turn the existing four-lane highway into a six-lane highway.
“The project will start with Phase 1 involving involving the route from the Kankar Tebrau junction to the Plentong junction, a distance of eight kilometres,” he said.
Also present were Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, MCA president Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, Puteri Wangsa assemblyman Datuk Abdul Halim Sulaiman and Tebrau assemblyman Datuk Maulizan Bujang.
The prime minister said the project was further proof that the government always listened to the aspirations of the people.
Earlier, on arrival at the house estate, the prime minister did a “cycle-about” together with the residents of various races at its recreational area.
Thereafter, Najib made walkabouts around the shoplots, food court and wet market in Taman Setia Indah to mingle with the people before holding a meeting with members of the local community.
At the gathering, the prime minister announced a RM2.735 million allocation to revive an abandoned housing project consisting of 316 units. The project had been abandoned since 2008.
He also announced a RM2 million allocation to build a mosque for Taman Puteri Wangsa and RM2 million for building an adidtional four-storey classroom block for Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Foon Yew in Taman Mount Austin in here.
He also presented 5A notices (landowners’ titles) to 297 residents of Kampung Baru Ban Foo, Kampung Sungai Penderam and Kampung Pasir Putih.
All the three vilagges are in the Tebrau parliamentary consituency.
Source : Bernama