Malaysia Revives Malacca Strait Bridge Project
The Malaysian government has reopened plans for constructing the Malacca Strait Bridge connecting Malaysia and Indonesia. Ab Rauf Yusoh, Chairman of the Melaka Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development Industry Investment Committee, said this bridge would connect the Melaka region in Malaysia with Dumai in Riau, Indonesia, Bernama news agency reported on Sept 8.
According to Yusoh, this project will take 20 years and impact both countries' industrial development and investment. The construction will run under the private sector. "The proposal for the route construction has been submitted by the private sector and through research. The distance between the coastline in Dumai and Telok Gong in Malacca is only 47 kilometers," he said. Discussions on this project, said Yusoh, had already taken place at the Melaka state government level. "We have brought all government agencies to see the area built."