Sengkang.com Forum Index
  
         
What's Up North (Woodlands) and Over the Causeway!
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sengkang.com Forum Index -> WELCOME, FEEDBACK & SUGGESTIONS
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:06 am    Post subject: What's Up North (Woodlands) and Over the Causeway! Reply with quote

Quite a bit of happening on the other side of the Causeway!

#Update* KL-S'pore high-speed rail feasibility study to be completed by end-July
http://my.news.yahoo.com/kl-spore-hig...il-044504728.html


Iskandar-S’pore rail link to be ready by 2016
http://my.news.yahoo.com/iskandar-por...16-023257337.html



Iskandar-Malaysia-Rail-Network.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  48.85 KB
 Viewed:  289 Time(s)

Iskandar-Malaysia-Rail-Network.jpg



_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!


Last edited by RN53 on Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:16 pm; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: SG to KL High Speed Rail by 2020? Reply with quote

I am hopeful, wow, and this is fast and linking up with Thomson Line. Nod

http://www.propertyguru.com.my/proper...utm_content=links

Singapore-KL HSR to run in 2020: SPAD CEO

The much-anticipated high-speed rail (HSR) link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will be operational by 2020, as the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will exert efforts to ramp up its construction.

“We are working very hard to ensure that the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore railway link is operational by 2020,” according to SPAD CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal.

Currently, the feasibility study for the huge project is at the final stages of preparation. Meanwhile, the tender call will start once necessary agreements with Singapore are furnished.

“The government will identify the best mechanism for project tender and according to existing procedures and guidelines,” he said.

The development will cost around RM40 billion to include RM10 billion for the bullet trains, said reports.

There have also been news that an international open tender for the 400km project will be called by end of 2013, although nothing is confirmed yet. Companies interested to bid must comply with mandatory requirements for the tender procurement, including expertise in running high-speed trains and operating railway lines as well as transfer of technology, type of systems used and costs.

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: New Plans for Integrated Development in Woodlands Unveiled Reply with quote

New Plans for Integrated Development in Woodlands Unveiled to Better Address Community Needs

Maybe something like this, or bigger, will be planned for Buangkok opposite Kopitiam City!

http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10296p.n...EF92?OpenDocument

2 Located next to the Admiralty MRT Station, the development will comprise facilities such as commercial shops, a hawker centre, a childcare centre, two Studio Apartment (SA) blocks with a Senior Activity Centre, as well as healthcare services such as a medical centre and Senior Care Centre (SCC). There will also be various community spaces where residents of all ages can come together to pursue their interests or participate in activities. This aims to inject more vibrancy and foster closer community bonds in Woodlands Town.

3 Through comprehensive town planning, HDB not only provides quality homes, but also integrated facilities that meet the constantly evolving needs of the community. In yet another step to ensure synergy in the facilities for the community, HDB and MOH, in partnership with Alexandra Health System, National Environment Agency, Early Childhood Development Agency and Ministry of Social and Family Development, are developing a new integrated project in Woodlands. This close partnership will ensure the seamless integration of amenities and services under one roof and bring greater convenience to the community.

4 The overall planning and design is guided by three principles:

a) A vibrant place that fosters a greater sense of community

b) Facilitation of seamless care

c) Liveable and green development in the heartlands

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!


Last edited by RN53 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:20 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Nasi_lemak
Gold Member


Joined: 25 May 2004
Posts: 2250
Location: Aspella Blk 275D

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, plan to build the new Buangkok CC is in the planning stage now. Punggol South will soon organising a funding campaign for the new CC. Location is to be confirm but Mr Gan is fighting for the location next to Buangkok MRT.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nasi_lemak wrote:
Yes, plan to build the new Buangkok CC is in the planning stage now. Punggol South will soon organising a funding campaign for the new CC. Location is to be confirm but Mr Gan is fighting for the location next to Buangkok MRT.

Through a recent FB exchange with Mr Gan about similar matter, this was his reply, "The relevant agencies are still working on the feasibility study of an integrated development at the Open field next to the Buangkok MRT. Will strive for the best for the residents." Nod

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Woodlands General Hospital (2019) Reply with quote

Just found this old news..................... Nod

"Abridged, The Straits Times
27 Mar 06

General hospital to be built in Woodlands

A GENERAL hospital will be built in Woodlands, as the new one coming up in Yishun will not be enough to serve people living in the north, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Sunday.

A site along Woodlands Avenue 1 has been set aside for a hospital with between 300 and 500 beds, offering all the specialties found at other regional hospitals such as Changi General Hospital.

He also revealed that work on the Yishun hospital, targeted for completion in 2009, will be speeded up. Given feedback from residents who want it sooner, it will open in phases and he hoped the first phase would be ready by the end of next year.

Mr Khaw spoke to reporters after visiting Sembawang GRC, when it was also confirmed that he will move there from Tanjong Pagar GRC at the coming General Election.

The minister told reporters that while the new Woodlands hospital would be in Sembawang GRC, it was no election sweetener.

'I don't believe in carrots,' he said. 'I believe in the health minister doing what is right. 'If there is a need for a hospital, we will build one. And if there is a need to locate it in spot A, we will build it in spot A.'

The hospital will not be needed until the next decade, but its site has been reserved. 'Since we have found this very good site in Avenue 1, I'm quickly making a stake there, before it is lost,' he said.

In the past, most hospitals were built in the south of Singapore because that was where the population was concentrated. But with more people moving north, he said, having just one hospital in Yishun will not be enough.

At the 2001 General Election, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, the PAP's candidate for Nee Soon East, had vowed to press for a hospital in the north. A plan to build a new hospital in Jurong was scrapped in favour of Yishun.

Mr Khaw said work on the Yishun hospital should start before Chinese New Year next year, and he hoped the first 250 beds of the 400- to 500-bed hospital would be ready by the end of next year."

From another source:
"Woodlands General Hospital, Singapore’s eighth public hospital, is due for completion in 2019. Along with Woodlands polyclinic and other private clinics in the area, residents can expect easy access to quality health and medical care."

And another source:
"Singapore's eighth public hospital will have about 500 beds and will be completed in 2019. Woodlands General Hospital is near Woodlands Avenue 5; is near Woodlands Avenue 3."

My observation:
There is an open space behind the Neighbourhood Park surrounded by blks 336, 342, 348, 351 & 358 where some sports courts are.

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Strong appetite for Malaysia property Reply with quote

Strong appetite for Malaysia property
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/strong-appet...ty-015721469.html
Property Guru – Mon, Aug 12, 2013

Properties across the causeway continue to appeal to buyers and investors in Singapore, on the back of higher housing prices as well as market cooling measures in the city-state.

At PropertyGuru's Malaysia Property Show (MPS) held in Singapore on 13 and 14 July, over 2,000 prospective buyers came to view the properties exhibited. At the end of the event, more than 30 units worth a combined RM30.1 million (S$11.6 million) were sold.

Two weeks later, another 20 units worth a total RM18.3 million (S$7 million) were taken up at the first MPS in Johor Bahru on 27 and 28 July.

Gerard Kho, Country Manager of PropertyGuru Malaysia, said: "A total of RM48.4 million (S$18.6 million) in sales was transacted in just two weekends as a result of our Malaysia Property Shows in Singapore and Johor. This is a telling sign that Malaysia properties are still highly sought after."

"Reception for the first Malaysia Property Showcase in Johor was especially positive as it was the first time visitors were able to visit the actual showroom gallery or the site of the property before purchasing. Shuttle buses were provided from the event venue and pick up was also available from Singapore to Johor," he added.

The strong response was attributed to several factors such as higher property prices in Singapore, the government's cooling measures and the introduction of a new Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR).

Responding, Steve Melhuish, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of PropertyGuru Group, noted: "The momentum for Malaysian properties among Singaporeans remains strong. What's interesting is that we notice a growing interest in Iskandar Malaysia...This shows that Singaporeans are well aware of the developments occurring in Johor and believe in the future prospects of the area. It appears that KL and Penang are now competing with Iskandar Malaysia for the overseas property investor dollar."

There was equal sales activity recorded for both high-rise and landed homes, the group said.

"With space being a premium in Singapore, it makes perfect sense for Singaporeans to choose Iskandar Malaysia when looking for more spacious condos or even landed properties. However, we need to look beyond just transaction numbers," said Melhuish.

"There are key insights and buying trends happening that are indicative of the bigger property landscape and how Malaysia and Singapore are connected via the Iskandar region."


Farah Wahida, Editor of PropertyGuru Malaysia, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email farahwahida@propertyguru.com.my.

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Iskandar Malaysia to continue wooing real estate investments Reply with quote

Iskandar Malaysia to continue wooing real estate investments

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/89922

Business News 2013-08-14 15:12

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Unfazed by the negative remarks from Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew recently, Iskandar Malaysia will continue to woo investments from real estate companies worldwide.

Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) Chairman Koh Moo Hing said Lee's adverse comments on Iskandar Malaysia were inaccurate and did not reflect the real situation at the economic corridor in southern Johor.

"Lee's remarks on Iskandar Malaysia are irrelevant to the current situation.

His comments will nevertheless not have any impact on Iskandar Malaysia."Lee was from a different era. Malaysia is now under the administration of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is vigorously pursuing the Economic Transformation Programme and Najib's vision and mission for the nation are totally different," he told Bernama.

In a stark departure from the administration of Lee, who was Singapore's first prime minister, Najib and his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, have solved several outstanding issues between the two neighbouring countries.

Koh cited the settlement of the Malayan Railway land issue in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, bearing testimony to the prevailing close bilateral relations and cooperation between Putrajaya and the island republic.

The closer diplomatic ties between the two countries have also expanded to the economic field as clearly evident in Iskandar Malaysia.

Since Iskandar Malaysia, which is twice the size of Singapore, was launched in 2006, it has attracted RM118 billion worth of investments, with 34 per cent investments coming from foreign investors.

Singaporean investors are among the biggest investors in Iskandar Malaysia. Government-linked companies from Singapore are also coming in droves to invest in Iskandar Malaysia in addition to the influx of Singaporean investors who have invested significantly in the corridor.

"Lee Hsien Loong, (Lee's son) has a different view on Iskandar Malaysia from his father," Koh said.

In February, Singapore government GLCs, Temasek Holdings and Capital Land, signed agreements with Iskandar Waterfront Sdn Bhd to buy a piece of land costing RM800 million at Danga Bay.

The estimated overall development value of the land at Pulau A in Danga Bay is RM8 billion. Luxury condominiums, shopping malls and bungalows are to be built on the land.

Temasek and Khazanah Nasional are also jointly developing the "Urban Wellness Township" in Medini at Iskandar Malaysia. The project's estimated development value is around RM5.2 billion.

Besides that, UEM Land Bhd has teamed up with Ascendas Pte Ltd to develop a RM3 billion technology park and Singaporean millionaire, Peter Lim, is developing a RM3 billion "Auto City," which comprises construction of a Formula One racing circuit at Iskandar Malaysia.

Apart from Singaporeans, real estate companies from other countries such as from China, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan, have also invested in various projects in Iskandar Malaysia.

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Sales at Johor project soar to more than 50% Reply with quote

Sales at Johor project soar to more than 50%

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/sales-johor-...50-022714816.html

The Country Garden @ Danga Bay project in Johor Bahru has attracted strong interest from buyers with over 5,000 units sold, or more than half the total of 9,000 units ahead of its completion in 2018.

Demand for the RM18 billion (S$7 billion) development came mainly from Malaysians, but Singaporeans, mainland Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese buyers also snapped up units aggressively, said Michael Ong, Sales Supervisor at Country Garden Properties.

The 57-acre coastal city is expected to be completed in three phases, with 3,000 units to be ready each year from 2016 to 2018. It will comprise 33 condominium blocks and 11 apartment towers featuring serviced apartments of one, two and three-bedrooms.

According to Wee Soon Chit, Executive Director of property agency Landserve (Johor), the simultaneous launch of 9,000 units was "astounding for Johor Bahru or the entire country for that matter".

"The marketing campaign is also revolutionary whereby enormous amounts of money have been spent on various promotional activities to attract buyers...The pull factors for the project come from its integrated 5-star development concept, reputable developer, excellent location and 180-degree sea view as well as the possible link by light rail system," added Wee.

Responding, Michael Geh, national committee member of FIABCI-Malaysia, said: "Overall, I'm very happy and encouraged professionally to see that a large international development company like Country Garden, a top 10 developer from China has decided to invest in Iskandar."

Geh also downplayed fears of a possibly oversupply as Johor state has a large land area and "there are certain areas where locals traditionally stay".

"I don't think foreigners will flock to these areas to buy. They won't go to the secondary market. Instead, they usually purchase directly from the developers. Therefore, I don't think the presence of foreign developers will negatively impact local buyers so much. Local buyers have a lot to choose from and have their own buying patterns and preferences. I don't think we should be unduly alarmed by developments by foreign developers."

Image: Country Garden @ Danga Bay (Artist's impression)


Nikki De Guzman, Junior Journalist at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact her about this or other stories email nikki@allproperty.com.sg

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Johor dismisses notion foreigners trigger rise in property Reply with quote

Johor dismisses notion foreigners trigger rise in property prices

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/90262?tid=4
News 2013-08-21 13:56
NUSAJAYA, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- The Johor government today dismissed the perception that the increase in the prices of houses in the state resulted from the purchase of real estate by foreigners, including Singaporeans.

State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Abd Latiff Bandi said the prices of houses were determined by other factors, such as the ever increasing price of land and the cost of building materials like cement, bricks and steel.

He was replying to oral questions in the state legislative assembly from Ayub Jamil (BN-Rengit) and Mohd Ismail Roslan (BN-Semerah) who had wanted to know whether the purchase of houses by Singaporeans had caused prices of houses in Johor to rise.

Abd Latiff said only 9,826 Singaporeans had been given approval to purchase houses and shophouses in Johor over the past 10 years up to June this year.

Foreign ownership of real estate in the state was always controlled under the provisions of the National Land Code 1965.

"Foreigners can only own real estate after their applications are approved by the state government," he said.

Abd Latiff also said that he did not deny the existence of foreign speculators who bought and sold houses within a short period to make a huge profit, thus triggering a price increase.

He added, however, that there were not many of such speculators and that the government was handling the matter with the provisions in the existing laws.

Ayub had asked a supplementary question on whether speculators were a reason for the rise in the prices of houses.

Abd Latiff said the state government was also reviewing the policy on real estate ownership in Johor by foreign interests, which was being looked into by a committee.

He said that under the existing policy, foreign interests could only own real estate valued at RM500,000 and above with certain quotas for real estate development.

These quotas included 20 per cent for double-storey terrace house and double-storey cluster house, 30 per cent for bungalow house and vacant bungalow lot and 50 per cent for condominium, apartment and service apartment projects, he added.
=====================================================
My observation: The number of 9826 is hard to belief, maybe so.

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: S'pore company to buy 5 sites in Iskandar Reply with quote

S'pore company to buy 5 sites in Iskandar

http://www.stproperty.sg/articles-pro...iskandar/a/133521

Sites in flagship Nusajaya worth an estimated RM3b
MALAYSIAN tycoon Danny Tan is poised to take control of a little-known Singapore-listed firm, in a deal involving five sites in the bustling Iskandar growth belt worth an estimated RM3 billion (S$1.16 billion).

The company, Albedo, a steel and raw materials trader, has signed a non-binding deal with Temasya Cergas, a private vehicle of Mr Tan, 58, a prominent property developer.

Under the proposed deal, Albedo would buy the five sites in Iskandar's key Nusajaya zone by issuing new Albedo shares - a move which could result in a "reverse takeover".

This means Mr Tan could finish up with enough Albedo shares to be the new controlling owner of the company, listed on the Singapore Exchange's second Catalist board for smaller companies.

Albedo announced the possible reverse takeover in an SGX statement yesterday. It expects to finalise the deal by Friday of next week and then needs to secure regulatory and shareholder approvals.

The announcement had no details on the purchase price, but one analyst conservatively estimates the land's value to be more than RM3 billion.

The parcels, ranging from 12ha to 113ha, are in Iskandar's flagship development Nusajaya. They are earmarked for an integrated business park and mixed commercial and residential developments.

Mr Tan is the 23rd richest person in Malaysia, according to Forbes. His flagship group is Tropicana Corp, which until May this year was called Dijaya Corp and is listed on Malaysia's bourse.

He is the younger brother of Mr Vincent Tan, the country's 10th richest man, who controls flagship conglomerate Berjaya Group.

The Tan brothers appear to be making inroads into Singapore. Mr Vincent Tan's prized asset, lottery operator Sports Toto Malaysia, is expected to be listed as a business trust on the SGX later this year.

They are not the only ones looking here. Other prominent Malaysians have picked up key stakes in listed firms here lately, in bids to diversify their exposure from their home Malaysia base.

They include former banker and stockbroker Tong Kooi Ong who emerged as a major shareholder of UPP Holdings, and former politician Mohd Zaid Ibrahim who in February this year emerged as a substantial shareholder in Ipco International.

There is also rising visibility of the "Iskandar play" on the bourse here. The appeal of Iskandar, an economic zone three times the size of Singapore, is largely premised on its proximity to the Republic.

That is set to grow stronger once a high-speed rail line linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is built. Abundant land and the healthy exchange rate also add to the value proposition.

Albedo shares, which resumed trading yesterday after a halt on Monday, did not, however, immediately reflect the excitement associated with Iskandar. The counter dipped 0.1 cent or 4 per cent to 2.3 cents after opening at a high of 2.6 cents.

Albedo, led by chief executive Tai Kok Chuan, who owns a 7 per cent stake, has not had a good run in recent years. Stiff competition and weak demand in the group's core business have eroded profit margins, the firm said in the statement.

The planned acquisition of the Iskandar land, it hopes, will provide an opportunity to venture into new business areas of potential growth.

In April this year, the firm's auditor flagged concerns about its ability to recover assets from a subsidiary in Thailand, which is also facing lawsuits from minority shareholders.

In 2008, it attempted to switch from steel trading to health care but the deal, involving a reverse takeover, flopped.

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: List of Iskandar Malaysia-Singapore Joint Venture Developmen Reply with quote

List of Iskandar Malaysia-Singapore Joint Venture Developments

http://thedevelopmentadvisor.com/mala...e-joint-ventures/

..................................
7 Recent Announcements
•M+S Pte Ltd (60% Khazanah, 40% Temasek) with mixed-use projects in Singapore’s Marina Bay South known as Marina One and Rochor area known as Duo Residences.
•Pulau Indah Venture Sdn Bhd (50:50 joint venture between Khazanah & Temasek) will develop an Urban Wellness project (now known as Afiniti Medini) as well as Resort Wellness projects (now known as Avira Medini) within the Medini development in Iskandar Malaysia.
•Ascendas & UEM Land’s (60:40 JV) SGD1.5billion 519 acre Integrated Tech Industrial Park in Nusajaya.
•Peter Lim & Johor Royal Family Medical Hub
•Peter Lim & UEM Land’s Motorsports Hub in Gerbang, Nusajaya
•Capitaland & Iskandar Waterfront Holdings in Danga Bay
•High Speed Rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

.................

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Woh Hup awarded contract to build MRT station in Woodlands Reply with quote

Woh Hup awarded contract to build MRT station in Woodlands

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/s...tract/787760.html

The Land Transport Authority has awarded the contract for the construction of Woodlands South station to Woh Hup (Private) Limited.



SINGAPORE: The new Woodlands South MRT station, expected to be completed by 2019, will cost S$144 million to build.

The Land Transport Authority has awarded the contract to build the station to construction company Woh Hup (Private) Limited.

The station is part of the new 30-kilometre Thomson Line, which will provide greater transport connectivity for residents in Woodlands, such as a direct train ride from Woodlands to Gardens by the Bay.


This journey currently takes 70 minutes via bus and train, but the duration will be cut down to 45 minutes on the Thomson Line.


Construction works on the Woodlands South station are expected to begin later this year.


Woh Hup was previously involved in other MRT projects such as the construction of the Dhoby Ghaut and Bras Basah stations on the Circle Line.

- CNA/fa/gn

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Paim Studies Mechanism To Impose Charges On Vehicles From Si Reply with quote

Paim Studies Mechanism To Impose Charges On Vehicles From Singapore

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/ge/...ral.php?id=971990

NUSAJAYA, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- Iskandar Malaysia Public Transport Team (Paim) is looking for a suitable approach and mechanism to impose charges on Singapore vehicles entering via Johor Bahru.

State works, rural and regional development committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the move could reduce congestion at the entry route into Johor Bahru and boost the use of public transportation which was at 14 per cent.

"The proceeds can be used for a better, more attractive and comfortable public transport service," he said during the winding up of the 13th State Assembly here today.

Hasni said the move was a long-term approach focusing on controlling the entries of foreign vehicles.

Providing a complete public transportation infrastructure would change the perception of society, especially in Iskandar Malaysia, into opting for public transportation, he noted.

Meanwhile, state agriculture and agro-based industries committee chairman Ismail Mohamed said 'Johor Agro', which would exhibit the products of agriculture entrepreneurs in the state, would be held at Air Hitam Modern Agriculture Centre near Kluang, in November-end.

-- BERNAMA

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RN53
Super Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 10837
Location: Hello, from WOODLANDS!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Johor to introduce growth strategic plan Reply with quote

Johor to introduce growth strategic plan

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/90341

NUSAJAYA, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- The Johor government will introduce the economic growth strategic plan based on the economic resource strength of each district in the state.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the effort was aimed at creating balanced development and to prove that the state government did not neglect any district when it came to development.

"The direction of seven potential districts had been identified with the District Local Plan to be implemented in Johor Bahru, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Segamat, Kota Tinggi and Mersing," he said in his winding-up speech at the Johor state assembly sitting, here, today.

Khaled said Johor Bahru was planned to be developed as an international-class trade and service centre, Muar as a heritage tourism destination and centre for agro and wood-based industries, and Batu Pahat as a textile industry and agro resource centre.

"Kluang will be developed as a manufacturing, wood-based and modern agriculture centre, Segamat as an agrotourism and ecotourism, orchard and agriculture centre, Kota Tinggi as a natural haven and coastal tourism centre, and Mersing as another tourism centre with its beaches and islands," he added.

Mohamed Khaled also said that the state government was always monitoring the performance and developments of its subsidiary companies to ensure they were at a good level.

He said some of the subsidiaries showed encouraging performance while some others required restructuring. "Johor Corporation has taken some proactive measures to rehabilitate its hotel division including restructuring the management and setting up the Special Administration Division in early 2013.

"Continuous monitoring by the division and the proactive measures taken have resulted in good cash flow and the hotel occupancy rate rising to 71 per cent compared to 49 per cent six months ago," he said.

_________________
Pick Your Best Apartment!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sengkang.com Forum Index -> WELCOME, FEEDBACK & SUGGESTIONS All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
 

Hosting by Xssist Group Pte Ltd.     Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group