GELANG PATAH – The controversial Forest City project will now be split into four islands instead of one single island. The biggest island measures 1,005 hectares while the smallest measures 58ha.
It is split into four islands following a hydrology study, which saw the need to have more water channels to allow water flow along the Johor Straits.
Reclamation of the Forest City project stopped on June 16 this year following a diplomatic note from Singapore which asked for more details about the project and its impact on the Johor Straits.
This is in view that the project is near to the Malaysia-Singapore boundary and involves lots of coastal reclamation.
The briefing yesterday detailed about the amount of coastal sand off Telok Ramunia meant for the project.
Reclamation for the biggest island alone needs about 118,155,717 cubic metres.
The sand is carried by barges to the Forest City site through the southern part of Singapore.