Source: The Star
The expansion of Kuala Linggi Port into an international facility, at a cost of RM12.5bil, will provide Malaysia with greater connectivity to global shipping lanes and improve trade while creating jobs.
Development of the Kuala Linggi International Port (KLIP) was scheduled to be completed in 10 years, said T.A.G. Marine Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Wira Noormustafa Kamal Yahya.
KLIP is operated by the company.
Speaking to the media after a ceremonial launch for KLIP yesterday, Noormustafa said the project, which will be built on reclaimed land off the mouth of Sungai Linggi in Malacca, will provide services for shipping as well as oil and gas facilities under the Malacca Port Development Master Plan.
One of the partners for the development, he said, would be China Railway Port and Channel Engineering Group Co Ltd.
International Trade and Industry Minister II Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, who was present at the launch, said the project would help create some 6,000 jobs in Malaysia when it is fully commissioned.
“This is in support of the Government’s efforts to improve the livelihood of its citizens,” he said.