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Let's discuss fate of financially-struggling EDL concessionaire, Johor MB tells federal gov


Any decision by the federal government on the fate of the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL)’s highway concessionaire, which is reportedly facing bankruptcy, should be made only after a discussion with the state government.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said this is important in order to safeguard the interests of the people of Johor.
"I do not know about the situation regarding the two highway concessionaires mentioned by Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, but I believe the federal government is monitoring them closely.
"My only request is that any decision regarding the EDL should be made after a discussion with the state government, because it would affect the people of Johor directly," he said.
Khaled was speaking to the media after presenting Hari Raya Aidilfitri aid from Yayasan Pasir Gudang to 400 recipients in Taman Cendana here today.
On Thursday, Fadillah had said that the EDL and the Senai-Desaru Expressway (SDE) in Johor are facing the risk of bankruptcy.
He stressed that there are no plans by the government to bail out the companies, and cited the fact that some highways had been badly affected by the government's decision to introduce toll charges and vehicle entry permits.

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