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Project Owner: Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd
Cost: RM670 mil
Location: Spanning Sungai Pulai from Tanjung Bin, Pontian to Tanjung Pelepas, Gelang Patah
Height: 25m

Bridge will increase accessibility to Pontian from JB, without having to circumvent Sg Pulai via Pekan Nenas/Kota Tinggi.

Initial Design by HSS Group

Project Update by Seaport Worldwide

The Star
PONTIAN: Tanjung Bin will be just minutes away from Tanjung Pelepas in Gelang Patah here once a RM650mil road linking them is completed by 2020. Currently, it takes one hour to get from Tanjung Bin to Tanjung Pelepas.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Moha*med Khaled Nordin said the Tanjung Bin-Gelang Patah road and bridge project is slated for completion in 36 months and the new road will benefit those working in Pontian, especially the Tanjung Bin power plant as well as the eco-tourism sector.

He said work on the 7.5km road, which includes a bridge over Sungai Pulai, is set to start in September.

The funds, he said, are mostly federal government allocations.

Pontian is also home to the Tanjung Piai National Park at the southernmost tip of mainland Asia is located.

He said the four-lane road links Pontian to Gelang Patah and Johor Baru as well as the Second Link to Singapore. Motorists will take about 30 minutes to reach Tuas using the Second Link.

“The aim is to make it more convenient for road users to travel between Pontian and Iskandar Puteri and Johor Baru as the typically 50km journey will be shortened to about 15km,” he said.

The announcement was made by Mohamed Khaled during his visit to the Tanjung Piai parliamentary constituency yesterday.

He said they were waiting for the green light from the Public Works Department to approve the plans before opening tender by the end of April.

“I believe this project will bring economic benefits to the people and we urge them to embrace it,” he added.
New bridge linking Tg Pelepas and Tg Bin by 2020
Published: 5 Mar 2017, 6:29 pm Modified: 5 Mar 2017, 6:40 pm

The journey between Tanjong Pelepas in Gelang Patah, Johor Baru to Tanjong Bin in Serkat, Pontian is expected to be considerably shortened with the construction of a bridge and a new road connecting the two areas.

Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the RM650 million project would be mainly funded by the federal government and the balance by Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MMC Corporation Bhd.

For now, the project design was being updated before it was approved by the state Public Works Department.

Tender for the project is expected to be issued in April to enable construction to begin in September.
"The project which spans across Sungai Pulai over a distance of 7.5km, will shorten the journey from Johor Baru to Tanjong Bin to 15km compared to 50km via Pekan Nenas.

"It is expected to be completed by August 2020," he told a media conference after a working visit to Tanjung Piai parliamentary constituency today.


The property price in Pontian is expected to increase, especially in Serkat because of the proposed bridge crossing Sungai Pulai and the link road from Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas to Tanjung Bin. Other areas include Mukim of Air Masin and Sungai Karang, Daerah Pontian and Mukim Pulai Daerah Johor Baru, Johor.

The bridge and link road provides a direct connection between Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas and Tanjung Bin with a total length of approximately 7.5km — 3km as a long elevated structure, 4.2km on embankment fill and the remaining 0.3km on untreated ground.
- Bernama

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
just wondering

why would MMC finance half the cost of the bridge construction?

they planning to build a new port at kukup?
SWW (MMC subsidiary) is funding RM200m plus. Fed Govt via UKAS Facilitation Fund is funding RM400m plus. There is ample seafront land at Tg Bin side for a new port (there is currently an oil storage terminal there, just opposite PTP) but no further interest for oil & gas as there is RAPID in Pengerang. Also no plans for a new port as PTP needs to grow to keep up w Singapore.

I'm not sure what's in it for SWW directly. Maybe other MMC subsidiary or other Syed Mokhtar companies gain elsewhere. SWW's land is tanah paya tepi laut. The cost to reclaim will be very high. The bridge and roads will benefit everyone else in Pontian 1km or so further inland as they get good non-tolled access to main roads and highways up to PLUS, JB and Tuas. PTP wont benefit either because ports usually prefer developing warehouses and factories in their own freezones (inside PTP and to the east just before Forest City).
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