According to Datuk Dr Hasan Bahrom, Tampin Member of Parliament for Negeri Sembilan, the implementation of the Gemas-Johor Bahru Electrified Double Track project will provide new employment and business prospects for locals, as well as improving their well-being.
He added the project, which is set to be completed in 2023, is significant as it connects the peninsula’s north and south ends.
“When the project is completed, it will make the Gemas area an important transportation hub in southern regions of the country,” he said.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob when tabling the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday said that the Electrified Double Track Gemas to Johor Bahru which is the final stretch of the electrified double track from Padang Besar, Perlis to Johor Bahru, Johor is scheduled for completion in 2023.
Ismail Sabri said integrated rail and road networks connecting airports and ports with industrial, urban and rural areas would be enhanced to stimulate economic growth, bridge the regional development gap and improve the people’s well-being.