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  BANGUNAN SULTAN ISKANDAR OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
  01 December 2008 - Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
By Jaleel Abdul Rashid


1 December 2008 - Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, previously known as the Customs, Immigration & Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Bukit Chagar, Johor Bahru, Johor, has been officially launched and proclaimed by the Sultan of Johor, DYMM Sultan Iskandar Ibni AlMarhum Sultan Ismail. During the launch, The Sultan of Johor was accompanied by the Sultanah of Johor, DYMM Sultanah Zanariah Binti AlMarhum Tunku Ahmad. Also present were Tunku Mahkota Johor, DYAM Tunku Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Sultan Iskandar, Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan Johor Menteri Besar, YAB Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman.

The Sultan of Johor in his proclamation speech said the Johor State was fortunate to have such a building which will serve as a main entry point into the country. The building is a landmark of Johor’s history and it is his hope that it will provide better amenities to the people.




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Meanwhile, Prime Minister in his opening speech said the launch of the building was an historic event as the building, which was constructed on 113.2 acres site, would become a major landmark and modern entry point into Malaysia. The building is not only a developmental effort but also an important symbol of the region progress and potentials.

Abdullah further added, the building is a modern, efficient and attractive entry point which will reflect the modernisation, efficiency and beauty of the Iskandar Development Region, Johor and certainly Malaysia, to every foreign visitor and investor.




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Bangunan Sultan Iskandar will operate round the clock and house 22 agencies comprising federal government departments and state government, statutory bodies and private agencies. Bangunan Sultan Iskandar is expected to be fully operational on 16 December 2008.

Bangunan Sultan Iskandar is part of the Gerbang Selatan Bersepadu (GSB) project, which commenced in 2003. The project includes a new interchange and upgraded roads as well as the construction of a railway and public transit station. It was initially supposed to be connected to the “Scenic Bridge”, a project to replace the Johor Causeway that was terminated in 2006.




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DATE : 27 Sep 2009