Nowadays, people are coming up with new and efficient ways to make travelling easier for everyone. Other than giving out flight promos to make travelling abroad more affordable, airlines are also collaborating with aerospace companies to launch air taxi services so you can reach your destinations faster.
Aside from new transportation, we’ve also seen new road and bridge developments around the country and where would we be if there was no bridge that connects Malaysia and Singapore? Speaking of bridges and travelling, there’s apparently a plan to connect our country to another neighbouring country that will take more than a decade to finish. Here’s what we know so far:
Earlier in March, the state government of Melaka had announced plans for an undersea tunnel to Indonesia. At the time, there was no confirmation on whether the project was a go as it needed the agreement of both countries. Fast forward to today (Friday, 9th September), and we may finally have an update on the ambitious project.
Though it is unclear if these two projects are the same as certain details vary, the end goal is the same: it will connect Malaysia to Indonesia. The Melaka state government just announced that a proposal to build a route between Malaysia and Indonesia has been approved and will begin development soon. According to Melaka Investment, Industry, Entrepreneur Development, and Cooperatives Committee chairman Ab Rauf Yusoh, the project is still in its early stages.
“The proposal on the project has been submitted by the private sector and both countries have in principle agreed to a detailed study on the matter,” he said. It is still currently unknown if the link between the two neighbouring countries will be in the form of a bridge or an undersea tunnel. However, Ab Rauf added that the project is expected to complete its development in 20 years.
Again, much is still unclear for now as the project is still in its early stages. But, what we do know is that the Melaka Corp is involved with the developments which is also expected to contribute to the opening of a new town in Masjid Tanah, Melaka.