What Do We Know about Johor’s Latest City?

Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia Kaspersky

On 22nd November 2020, His Majesty, the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, has proclaimed Pasir Gudang as the third city in Johor after Johor Bahru (in 1994) and Iskandar Puteri (2017).

Through the proclamation, the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) will now be known as the Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG).

The MBPG administrative area of 35,957 hectares covers Mukim Tiram and part of Mukim Plentong which is located in Pasir Gudang Parliament covering Permas and Johor Jaya State Assembly (DUN) that includes DUN Tiram in the Tebrau Parliament.

The population of Pasir Gudang now a total of 533.868 people, has a total value of 90,758 properties with estimated revenue of RM127.2 million per year.

As at 31st December 2019, MPPG has managed to collect the current assessment tax of RM103,132,089 (85.6%) out of RM120,458,033, while the collection of assessment tax arrears was RM18,925,282 (61.1%) out of RM30,967,097.04 of total arrears.

The total revenue collected including tax, non-tax and non-revenue receipts until December 2019 amounted to RM182.7 million, while until October 2020 amounted to RM160.3 million.

Pasir Gudang is an Industrial City and Port with the advantage of having two international ports as well as comprehensive infrastructure facilities that prioritise the well-being of its people and fully meet the requirements of its needs.