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Nine new BMJ routes to improve quality of public transport services

21/06/2022 03:28 PM

ISKANDAR PUTERI, June 21 (Bernama) -- Nine new Bas Muafakat Johor (BMJ) routes involving a cost of RM3.84 million proposed in the state executive council meeting last year is one of the state government’s efforts to improve the quality of public transport services for the people of this state.

State Works, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh said the state government was in the process of finalising the clause of the proposal, as well as the service agreement with the Johor Public Transport Corporation (PAJ).

“One of the nine proposed routes is within ke Kota Tinggi District Council area, namely from Bandar Kota Tinggi to Tanjung Sedili (KT03) with a trip frequency of four times a day.

“As for the route in the Sedili area, this service is still not operational. It is among the additional routes proposed at the state executive council meeting in 2021,” he said at the Second Meeting of the First Session of the 15th Johor State Assembly, at the Sultan Ismail Building here today.

He was replying to a question from Muszaide Makmor (BN-Sedili) on the state government’s initiatives to provide public transport services to the people, especially in his constituency.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,151 children who were orphaned due to COVID-19 have been assisted through the Anak Johor Prihatin programme with an allocation of RM3 million since April.

State Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Khairin-Nisa Ismail said the Johor Bahru district recorded the highest number of individuals with 423, followed by Kulai (117), Muar (116), Batu Pahat (99), Tangkak (92), Kota Tinggi (92), Pontian (78), Segamat (69), Kluang (41) and Mersing (15).

“They will be given, among others, cash assistance of RM100 a month until they completed school. There is also cash assistance of RM2,000 a year for orphans who pursue their studies at public higher learning institutions.

“In addition, education savings assistance and insurance coverage up to the age of 21 are also provided,” she said in reply to a question from Rashidah Ismail (BN-Pasir Raja) and Anuar Abd Manap (BN-Pemanis).

-- BERNAMA


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