Indonesia and Malaysia explore Johor-Riau undersea tunnel
INDONESIA and Malaysia are mulling an undersea tunnel to connect Riau in Sumatra to Pontian in Johor, reported Malaysian news site The Star Online.
Feasibility studies on the proposed 17.5 km link are currently being carried out by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Pelalawan Regency of Riau.
The multibillion ringgit project, called the Johor-Riau Link, would connect Karimum Island in Riau to Kukup in Pontian.
UTM Construction Research Alliance dean, Professor Muhd Zaimi Abd Majid, told reporters on Monday: "The link between Riau Province and Johor will further accelerate growth in the province under the Indonesian central government's Sumatra Corridor Development Region."