KUANTAN: The RM69.5mil allocation to upgrade Kuantan Port by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) will encourage more to invest in Pahang.
Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the announcement was “right on time” as it was in line with the state government’s plans to create an industrial park near the port in the future.
He said the new 1,215ha industrial park would be known as the Kuantan International Industrial Park (KIIP).
“The allocation will be an additional boost for potential investors to start factories at KIIP other than at nearby industrial areas like the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP).
“The upgraded Kuantan Port will make it easier to transport goods in and out, especially from China, ” he said when commenting on Budget 2020 which was themed ‘Driving Growth and Equitable Outcomes Towards Shared Prosperity’ where Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that Kuantan Port would receive RM69.5 million for upgrading works under the ECERDC.
Wan Rosdy also welcomed the RM810mil allocated for the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), including RM100 million for water supply and RM70 million for housing for the new generation of Felda settlers.
“It will benefit about 43,124 settlers who make up the largest group in the country, as well as their family members here.
“I also welcome the announcement to build new health clinics, including in Cameron Highlands, ” he said.
Wan Rosdy said he hoped all the announcements made, especially those concerning Pahang, would be realised for the benefit and well-being of the people in the state. — Bernama