According to Ungku Safian, Sinohydro, one of the biggest dredging and reclamation companies in the world, will be in charge of carrying out the reclamation works to create 2,000 acres of land.
Speaking through an interpreter during the launch of the project by Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, Ma Zong Lin, the President of Power Construction Corporation China, said the company was proud to be part of the district’s development master plan under the Eastern Corridor Economic Region (ECER).
“Sinohydro is not only an expert in underwater engineering but also marine infrastructure construction. We are also involved in the development of the CP-1 city in Qatar and the 1,200km bullet train project from Shanghai to Beijing,” concluded Ma.
Mersing Laguna is expected to be fully completed by 2020.
Dredging Today Staff, April 20, 2012; Image: gov