THE Pengkalan Hulu Land Office has seized 23 lots of land from owners at Northgate, Pengkalan Hulu, for failing to pay their quit rent.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir (BN-Pangkor) said some of the land that was seized was put under the management of the Pengkalan Hulu district council.
“Part of the land has been turned into a loading area for fruits and products.
“The loading charges have been in effect since April 1 this year for tranportation companies unloading fruits and other items near the Pengkalan Hulu-Betong border,” he said in his reply to Aznel Ibrahim (BN-Pengkalan Hulu) during the question-and-answer session at the state assembly sitting on Tuesday.
“We have collected about RM8,111 from the charges between April and June,” he said, adding that there have been proposals for the area to be reserved as a land port for Pengkalan Hulu.
Dr Zambry also said the state has rejected several developers’ plan to develop land in Northgate for not adhering to technical specifications.
The relevant developers, he said, have been informed by the district council to resubmit their plans as soon as possible.
To a supplement question by Aznel on turning Pengkalan Hulu border town into duty free and passport free zones, Dr Zambry said this cannot be done.
He said the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority has looked into it and found it was not viable.