Singapore's Minister Mentor keen on Iskandar Development Region

By Wednesday June 10th, 2009 No Comments

PUTRAJAYA:  The progress of Iskandar Development region is on track with Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew indicating the republic’s continued interest, prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Thursday.

He also said that Singapore was quite keen on the construction of a third bridge

“The concept of the third bridge on the eastern side of Johor is something which we will pursue, and Singapore is quite keen on having the third bridge.

“When we have a third bridge, we can develop the whole of the eastern side (of Johor) up to Mersing and onwards to Desaru.

“Singapore did say that it (the area) has the potential to be another Nusa Jaya like in Bali (Indonesia),” he said in his opening address at the 2010 Budget consultation meeting at the Finance Ministry here.

Source : The Star

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