my take on Johor Super Corridor?
Welcome back, MEGA projects!
Watch out, Pak Lah. Just as they went after Dr M for the Twin towers, Putrajaya, KL International Airport, Sepang International Circuit, Multimedia Super Corridor, the Penang bridge, monorail/LRT, North-South Highway, etc. , the foreign news wires, the IMF, foreign analysts, and the sceptics in general are going to go after you for this mega Johor Super Corridor project of yours.
The papers didn't use the word MEGA, though. BIG, BIGGEST, HUGE, MASSIVE .. but not MEGA. Looks like "MEGA" is Dr M's copyright.
So how MEGA is this big JSC project?
Well, it's bigger than many of the mega projects were were used to under Dr M. We are talking here about, among other things:
RM15 billion immediately waiting to come pumping in from foreign investors
One million jobs in the next 20 years
10,000 hectares of prime land, twice the size of neighbouring Singapore
BIG push for Johor tourism
The PM has many good reasons to be proud of the project.
"Let me stress that this is my idea. It did not come from anyone else. It is my own vision and plan to create this super corridor in south Johor to make it the nation’s premier growth centre," he was quoted by NST as saying.
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