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East-West Highway: Costing RM1.2 billion, this 75km highway project will link Senai to Desaru, providing a new and faster road link to the east coast of Johor. The project will include a RM400 million bridge across the Sungai Johor from Kong Kong on the west to Teluk Sengat in Kota Tinggi.
Pasir Gudang Highway: The RM600 million project will see the existing highway expanded to a six-lane expressway. A new network of roads linked to and from the new CIQ Complex is being built to disperse traffic away from the Johor Bahru city centre. Some RM600 million will be spent over the next five years to upgrade existing roads and improve road accessibility to all parts of Johor
Strategically located within one of Malaysia's most dynamic development zones, Senai International Airport is positioned to become the new regional logistics airport of South East Asia.
The airport enjoys excellent connectivity, with direct and expedient access to modern port facilities of Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor Port in Pasir Gudang and Singapore, Senai Airport also offers multimodal connectivity via an extensive rail and highway infrastructure stretching the span of Peninsular Malaysia, from the north right to the southern-most point and only 20km north of the port of Singapore.
Senai Airport provides unmatch customized solutions to logistics providers, freight forwarders, airlines, shipping and multi-modal transport operators as well as air travellers.
In addition, Senai Airport is within a mere four-hour flight radius of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, India, Philipines and Northern Australia. Close up are immediate neighbours Singapore and Thailand, with Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar all within the vicinity.
Becauses the airport is located outside the primary but costly commercial centres, it offers lower land, labour and operational costs, thus making it a highly viable platform for corporations to launch operations and expand their influence in this region.
The airport offers world-class infrastructure that features a comprehensive range of aviation, cargo, logistics and passenger facilities. Senai Cargo Centre, which was recently completed with a built-up area of 3,600 sq metres is capable of handling up to 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually. The centre is equipped with a one-stop customs facility and utilizes the latest technology, equipment and practices in line with global industry standards. It has the capability to handle and store perishable items, a dedicated dangerous goods area and a build and break area.
The goal is to have regional airlines to use Senai Airport as their preferred alternative gateway to major cities in Asia. In addition to excellent facilities, efforts are also being made to transform Senai Airport into a unique air traveler destination. Passenger facilities and conveniences are being upgraded to ensure travellers have an unforgettable shop-and-fly experience with a wide choice of food and beverage, lifestyle and retail outlets.
Senai Airport's immediate development priority is to extend the existing grooved runway to 3,800 meters from the current 3,345 meters. Plans are also afoot to build a parallel taxiway to increase runway capacity and associated high-speed turn-off taxiways.
More information about Senai Airport please visit http://www.senaiairport.com
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or the Malayan Railway is the main railway system in Peninsular Malaysia. It was formerly run by the Malayan Railway Administration, but since corporatisation in 1991 has been run by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM Bhd or KTMB), which is wholly owned by the Federal Government.
The railway system dates back to the British colonial era, when it was first built to transport tin. Fares are generally reasonable, but the slow speed of trains on the ageing narrow-gauge tracks does not usually make them competitive with aeroplane or even coach travel.
There are two main routes from Singapore through Peninsular Malaysia into Thailand, the eastern and the western line. The main western track starting from Singapore passes through Johor Bahru, Gemas, Seremban, KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur), Ipoh and Butterworth (the connection point for Penang) before continuing onto Hat Yai in Thailand.
The eastern "jungle line" separates from the western track at Gemas, crossing the mountainous backbone of Malaysia to Wakaf Bharu (near Kota Bharu) and Tumpat. There are no direct through trains to Thailand, but the border and Thai terminus of Sungei Kolok is not far away.
Since corporatisation of KTMB a programme of modernisation has been underway, but the ambitious project of electrifying and double-tracking the entire western line has been put on hold until further notice.
Malayan railway has come a long way since the first railway track was built in 1885 linking tin mining town Taiping with Port Weld. From a mere 12.8km of track, the network has grown to 2,263km of track over the years as Malaysia developed and prospered.
In 1913, rail connection linking Padang Besar in Perlis to Singapore was completed, while for the East Coast sector, the Gemas-Tumpat connection up to Hatyai in Thailand, was completed in 1930.
With its service covering the length and breadth of the country, KTM Berhad runs its train on a meter gauge of 1,000mm, over a track length of 2,262 km.
More information about KTM Berhad please visit http://www.ktmb.com.my
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