Malaysia looking into third bridge linking Johor and Singapore

A view of the Woodlands Causeway

JOHOR BARU - The Government is looking at the possibility of having a third bridge linking Johor and Singapore to improve connectivity and accessibility between the two countries.

The Johor Public Works executive councillor Datuk Hasni Mohammad said that the Works Ministry has already conducted a feasibility studies on the project.

He said the studies would among others look at the design of the bridge and construction cost as it involved both Malaysia and Singapore governments.

"The idea of having a third bridge between Johor and Singapore is not something new and has been proposed many years ago," Hasni told reporters in a press conference at the opening of International Conference on Highway and Expressway by Works Minister Datuk Fadilah Yusof on Monday.

He said Pengerang in Kota Tinggi district has been identified as the potential site for the bridge in Johor while it was up to the Singapore government to decide on the location in the republic.