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Monorail: Danga Bay, Ulu Tiram first on list
19 Jul 2006
JOHOR BARU: Ulu Tiram, the central business district here and Danga Bay will be the first districts to be linked by the proposed RM1 billion monorail system.
Under the first phase, it will ferry passengers between the city centre to Tebrau, Senai, Skudai and Bandar Nusajaya — some of the most densely populated areas here.
These details, released by Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman yesterday, are part of a preliminary study on monorail routes.
The State Government hoped the design and routes would be finalised by early next year and building completed by 2009, he said.
"We’re counting on Federal Government support, as Johor cannot fund such a major undertaking alone," he added.
In June, Johor received competing proposals to build the monorail from two local companies, one with a Chinese partner and the other South Korean.
Yesterday, Ghani said he will lead a delegation to visit Beijing next week to evaluate the proposal involving a Chinese company.
He made a similar visit to South Korea in June