JOHOR BAHRU - Iskandar Malaysia will have 1,467 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in and around the area by 2015 to boost security, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
He said the cameras would cover a 2,217sq km area of the economic growth corridor.
He said phase one, involving the installation of 250 CCTVs, had begun in May last year for the North Johor Baru and Nusajaya districts.
He added that these cameras would be operational by next month.
Phase two, with 165 cameras for the Kulaijaya district, began in January and would be completed by January 2014, he added.
"We are fully committed to ensuring the Iskandar region is safe for residents and investors," he said during a working visit to the command centre for the CCTVs, housed in the Nusajaya district police headquarters here in Taman Nusa Bestari yesterday.
Khaled said the Federal Government had allocated RM30 million (S$11.7 million) to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority for the installation of 415 CCTVs under phase one and two, with RM245 million for all the cameras.
"There are also about 100,000 more CCTVs installed within Iskandar areas by the public and the private sector.