Malaysia is studying the possibility of a new bridge between Johor and Singapore, said Malaysia’s Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof.
According to the New Straits Times, the proposed bridge will link the eastern side of Johor, from Desaru and Pengerang, to Changi in Singapore.
If it becomes reality, it will be the third link between the countries, after the Causeway and the Tanjung Kupang-Tuas Second Link. Both existing bridges see heavy traffic flow.
The feasibility of the third bridge was one of the key bilateral issues Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed in May 2009.
"We are open to the idea and will study all options. Anyone from the private sector can put up proposals to facilitate us with our decision making," Fadillah was quoted as saying.
He added that if the project is given the green light, both countries would be involved in the development, with the private sector financing the Malaysian side.