Muhyiddin kicks off first visit to Pangkor Island [NSTTV]
September 15, 2020 @ 10:50am
PANGKOR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin kicked off his trip to this duty-free island today with a visit to the passenger jetty.
He was accompanied by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, who briefed him on upgrading works at the jetty.
Also present were Minister in Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz and Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jebasingam Issace John.
They spent about 20 minutes at the jetty.
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There is a crucial need to upgrade the passenger and cargo jetties in Kampung Sungai Pinang Besar to address the congestion, especially during holiday seasons and long weekends, in line with Pangkor's status as a duty-free island since January.
An upgraded Pangkor Town jetty, complemented by an integrated taxi and public transport terminals, custom, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) complex facilities, upgraded jetting berthing structure and staff accommodation has been proposed.
The proposed passenger terminal will be developed within the existing 7.28 hectare government land where construction work will be done in stages. The proposed extended jetty structures can berth up to six vessels at any time.
Meanwhile, the Sungai Pinang Besar Cargo Jetty upgrading works will have an integrated warehouse and logistic hub as well as an upgraded slipway to accommodate higher and wider roll-on, roll-off vessels.
Enhancement includes the demolition of existing buildings. Work will be carried out in stages to avoid the need for any temporary terminal.
Based on the conceptual plan, approximately an acre of land is to be acquired to facilitate logistic movements for ingress and egress to the site.