Move to ease congestion at Johor checkpoints
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) : Discussions are taking place between the Johor government and the state Immigration Department on ways to resolve the infamous congestion at the Johor Causeway Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex and the Second Link Crossing in Tanjung Kupang, Gelang Patah.
State executive councillor for tourism Datuk Tee Siew Kiong said the Johor authorities were well aware of the plight and grouses of those who used the entry and exit points connecting Malaysia and Singapore.
The congestions, he said, had persisted for many years.
"The Immigration Department will hire more staff to be placed at both checkpoints, improve infrastructure and open all lanes during peak hours and holiday seasons," he said at a press conference at the launch of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex (CIQ) here on Wednesday.