Saturday, September 1, 2018

Malaysia's proposals for third link via Pulau Ubin

Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/singapore-has-not-received-malaysias-proposals-third-link-pulau-ubin-desmond-lee
By Charmaine Ng, The Straits Times, Asiaone, 01 September 2018


Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian was quoted as saying the proposed bridge would start from Pengerang near Kota Tinggi and end at Pulau Ubin.

PHOTO: Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian was quoted as saying the proposed bridge would start from Pengerang near Kota Tinggi and end at Pulau Ubin.
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SINGAPORE - Singapore has not received Malaysia's proposals for a third link via Pulau Ubin, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Friday (Aug 31).

He was speaking a day after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that there was "some" plan to build a third link with Singapore.

Malaysia's The Star newspaper also quoted Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian as saying that the state government was in talks with a company about the third-link project, which could be built in the next three to four years.



On Thursday, the Johor state government reportedly expressed interest in developing another link to Singapore on its eastern flank and mooted the idea of a link directly to Pulau Ubin.

PHOTO: On Thursday, the Johor state government reportedly expressed interest in developing another link to Singapore on its eastern flank and mooted the idea of a link directly to Pulau Ubin.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad also told media in Kuala Lumpur: "There is some plan in the offing... there is already some plan." No further details were given.
File photo of visitors strolling in Pulau Ubin.
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Datuk Osman said the proposed bridge - which would start from Pengerang near Kota Tinggi, in Johor, and end at Pulau Ubin, in Singapore - could help ease traffic congestion on the two existing land links between the two countries.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Mr Lee said he was at a meeting with volunteers from Friends of Ubin Network, when he was asked about news reports about the third link.



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"I explained that we have not received Malaysia's proposals and do not have details of it. If we do receive it, the relevant agencies will certainly study it carefully," said Mr Lee, who is also Second Minister for National Development.

"Work on the Ubin Project, to keep Pulau Ubin rustic and to protect its heritage and biodiversity continues," he added.



Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee said Singapore has not received any proposals from Malaysia to build a third link connecting east Johor to the island.

PHOTO: Desmond Lee added that Pulau Ubin will be kept rustic and its heritage and biodiversity will be protected.
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By Charmaine Ng, The Straits Times, Asiaone, 01 September 2018
This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.



Reference
[1] Charmaine Ng, The Straits Times, Asiaone, Singapore has not received Malaysia's proposals for third link via Pulau Ubin: Desmond Lee, posted on, http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/singapore-has-not-received-malaysias-proposals-third-link-pulau-ubin-desmond-lee