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Johor to impose $0.12 payment for every sq ft of sea reclamation: Mentri Besar

Published on Jul 6, 2014 3:31 PM
 
The strip of land, where reclamation works are ongoing, off the shores of Johor on 25 June 2014. Johor will impose a payment of 30 sen (S$0.12) for every sq ft on developers involved in sea reclamation works in the state to assist fishermen whose livelihoods have been affected by the projects. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor will impose a payment of 30 sen (S$0.12) for every sq ft on developers involved in sea reclamation works in the state with immediate effect.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the approach, to be enforced immediately, aimed at creating a special aid to assist fishermen whose livelihood was affected by the reclamation works.

"With a total acreage of 3,237.48 hectares in reclamation activities in and around Iskandar Malaysia, a total of RM104 million is expected to be received.

"The state government has directed the Land Office to issue letters to developers and it will take effect immediately.

 
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