IPOH: The Lumut Maritime Terminal (LMT), which is owned by Perak Corp Bhd
and Tenaga Nasional Bhd
, plans to build a new port on the shores of Sungai Dinding near Sitiawan, said chief executive officer Mubarak Ali Gulam Rasul.
He said LMT was still conducting feasibility studies to determine if the port could be built on a 46ha site here or elsewhere.
“Facilities at the port will include a vessel pier, mechanical cargo handling at the berth barge and larger storage area.
“With another port, we can handle seven million tonnes of cargo compared with three million tonnes handled now and we can also separate clean cargo such as limestone, fertilisers, sugar, wheat and other grains,” he told Bernama here on Wednesday.
On the development of the Lumut Port in Kampung Acheh into a modern port, Mubarak Ali said expansion plans, at a cost of RM300mil, was now underway including the construction of a new berth barge.
Meanwhile, Perak State Development Corp (PSDC) chief executive officer Datuk Aminuddin Md Desa said the PSDC planned to strengthen its position by building two Casuarina Hotels this year, one each in Teluk Intan and Taiping this year, in addition to the phase two of another Casuarina Hotel now under construction in Kuala Kangsar.
“The two new hotels were necessary to cater for the increased demand in visitors to both towns and we are also looking at setting up a Casuarina Resort each in Pulau Pangkor and Tanjung Malim.
“We will sought feedback from the Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry and we are looking for partners to help us develop the resorts,” he added. - Bernama