PENANG Port Commission (PPC) chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng along with general manager Monaliza Suhaimi and board members paid a visit to the Teluk Ewa Jetty in Langkawi, Kedah, to look at the various operations there.
Tan said he wanted to understand more about the problems faced by the port during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is my first visit to the port since I was reappointed as PPC chairman.
“Although various counter- measures have been taken, it is still necessary to study the plans, make thorough planning and develop the port as a recovery step to improve its services.
“We want to return the port’s performance to its normal capacity,” he said.
Tan thanked the port management for updating them on the difficulties and challenges that they faced.
“I hope the Teluk Ewa Jetty will strive to be more competitive and dynamic in the future,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday.
Teluk Ewa Jetty is located on 18.2ha (45 acres) of land at the northern coast of Langkawi.
The jetty was built in November 1982 and commenced operations in September 1984.
It is mainly used for transporting raw materials and parts for the cement plant in Teluk Ewa as well as for exporting cement.
PPC was appointed as port authority as well as regulatory authority for Teluk Ewa Jetty in Langkawi on Jan 1, 1999, through a ministerial order.
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