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PREFACE
The Gerbang Selatan Bersepadu ("GSB") Project was initiated with the realisation that both the existing Customs, Immigration and Quarantine ("CIQ") Complex and the current Johor Causeway ("Causeway"), which links Johor Bahru and Woodlands in Singapore, are in dire need of upgrading to accommodate the increasing volume of international and local traffic. Apart from traffic congestion, air and noise pollution are also the bane faced by travelers and daily commuters using the Causeway. The situation worsens during weekends and public holidays, thus creating a negative impact on the tourism sector and the country's economic environment generally. Evidently, the Causeway, which was officially opened in 1924, is no longer able to cater to the current needs.

The GSB Project will provide the infrastructure and related facilities to improve traffic congestion, significantly reeduce noise and air pollution at the Causeway, promote tourism, enhance quality of service and heighten security and heighten security at the checkpoint, both on land and water.

In summary, the GSB Project, is a project of National and Strategic Importance that has a high multiplier effect and could bring various economics, social and political benefits and the country.

GERBANG has been appointed by the Government of Malaysia (the "Government") as the Design & Build contractor for the GSB Project.

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
  05 JULY 1996, the former Prime Minister (YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad) announced a new bridge to replace the Causeway.
   
  24 DECEMBER 1999, GERBANG submitted a privatisation proposal for the Southern International Gateway ("SIG") Project to the EPU.
   
  01 NOVEMBER 2001, the Government directed GERBANG to consider an alternative proposal to the SIG Project and with this, the Gerbang Selatan Bersepadu (the "GSB") Project came into existence.
   
  04 DECEMBER 2001, EPU issued a letter of award for the GSB Project to be undertaken on a combination of turnkey and privatisation basis subject to a detailed proposal being submitted. Pursuant to this, on 10 January 2002 , GERBANG submitted a turnkey proposal to EPU.
   
  12 MARCH 2002, the Ministry of Finance issued a letter of award to GERBANG for the GSB Project to be undertaken on a design and build basis.
   
  02 APRIL 2003, Jabatan Kerja Raya ("JKR") issued the letter of acceptance to GERBANG for the design, construction, completion and commissioning of the Integrated CIQ Complex at Johor Bahru, Johor, (the "CIQ Project") for a contract sum of RM1.266 billion, with effective Site Possession date of 01 January 2003.
   
  07 MAY 2003, a signing ceremony was held at Putrajaya in connection with the execution of the contract with the Government for the CIQ Project. The signing was witnessed by YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri and senior Government officials.
   
 

01 AUGUST 2003, JKR issued the letter of acceptance to GERBANG for the design, construction, completion and commissioning of the Gerbang Selatan Bersepadu Road Bridge, Rail Bridge and Associated Works at Johor Bahru, Johor (the "Bridge Project") for a contract sum of RM1.113 billion, with effective Site Possession date of 01 January 2003.

The contract signing ceremony was also held on the same date, witnessed by YAB Perdana Menteri and senior Government officials at Pejabat Perdana Menteri, Putrajaya.

(Note: Due to bilateral issues with Singapore , the Government has decided in April 2006 not to proceed with implementation of these works)

   




PROJECT SITE
The site is located at Bukit Chagar, Johor Bahru and covers an area of 113.196 acres with the Integrated CIQ Complex occupying about half the area size, while the balance would be used for constructing supporting facilities.

The Integrated CIQ Complex will be constructed to the northeast of the existing Johor Bahru Railway Station, about 0.7 kilometres from the present CIQ Complex.




PROJECT OBJECTIVES
Emphasis is given on the urgent need for the improvement of the transportation links between Malaysia and Singapore and related access roads.

The improvement would contribute to the development of Johor Bahru as well as pave the way for the former to become an International City and the premier southern gateway.

The new Integrated CIQ Complex and the Road Bridge would act as key elements in the improvement of the fluidity of traffic across the Straits of Johor.



END-USERS
The main end-users namely the Customs Department and the Immigration Department are the major occupants and operator of Customs, Immigration and Quarantine ("CIQ") Complex and JB Sentral , while other 22 end-users as belows:
Customs, Immigration and Quarantine ("CIQ") Complex

> Royal Malaysia Customs
   Kastam Diraja Malaysia

> Immigration Department of Malaysia
   Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia
> Royal Malaysia Police
   Polis DiRaja Malaysia
> Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia
   Kementerian Dalam Negeri
> Road Transport Department
   Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan
> Johor Bahru Municipal Council
   Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru
> Johor Department of Agriculture
   Jabatan Pertanian Johor
> Malaysian Timber Industry Board
   Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu M'sia
> Lands & Mines Office
   Pejabat Tanah dan Galian
> Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board
   Lembaga Penggalakan Pelancongan
> Wildlife & National Parks Department
   Jabatan Perhilitan
> Fisheries Development Authority
   Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan M'sia
> Veterinary Services Department
   Jabatan Haiwan
> Johor Health Department
   Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Johor
> KTM Berhad
   KTM Berhad
> PLUS Expressway Berhad
   PLUS Expressway Berhad
> Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority Board
   Lembaga Pemasaran Pertanian Persekutuan
JB Sentral

> Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)

> Royal Malaysia Customs
   Kastam Diraja Malaysia
> Royal Malaysia Police
   Polis DiRaja Malaysia
> Immigration Department of Malaysia
   Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia
> Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia
   Kementerian Dalam Negeri
> Johor Health Department
   Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Johor
> Johor Department of Agriculture
   Jabatan Pertanian Johor
> Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board
   Lembaga Penggalakan Pelancongan
 
   
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