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Fed govt need not inform Johor of project, says exco member

JOHOR BAHRU (April 5): The Federal government is not required to inform the state of the project as it is located 3.5 nautical miles off the coastline, says a Johor Exco member.

The Star reports that State Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang said if the site of the project was less than 3 nautical miles, then it would be under the purview of the state.

Speaking about the development of the ship-to-ship transfer hub at Johor Bahru waters, he said: “It would come under the jurisdiction of the Federal government.”

The publication reports that KA Petra Sdn Bhd and Hutchison Ports Holdings Ltd signed an agreement to develop the hub, which can accommodate the berthing of 30 vessels for the transfer of petroleum-based products and liquefied natural gas.

At an estimated project cost of RM612mil to RM735mil, construction is expected to be completed by 2021.

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