Phase 1 of BRT in Iskandar Malaysia expected to be ready by 2020

ISKANDAR PUTERI, March 30 — The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for Iskandar Malaysia has received the green light from the government.

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) chief executive officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said the project was expected take off by next year and involves three phases, with the first scheduled for completion by 2020.

“We (IRDA) have not finalised the cost because we need time to prepare the working paper including on the financing module and engineering aspects.

“Right now we have received the green light from the government to proceed with the project and prepare the proposal to the parties interested in developing the system,” he told reporters here today.

He added that the system will cover almost 90 per cent of Iskandar Malaysia. — Bernama 

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