Ferry services go on as usual

Tan (in white) talking to a passenger on board a ferry in Penang.

THE Penang ferry operator has been providing quality services for its passengers to ensure they get to work on time during the conditional movement control order (MCO), said Datuk Tan Teik Cheng.

The Penang Port Commission (PPC) chairman said the working class had been playing an important role in rejuvenating the economy.

He said since the conditional MCO was imposed, the number of passengers and vehicles on the ferry had been halved.

“This may be due to the fact that many businesses and industries have responded to the government’s call to allow their employees to work from home.

“However, the ferries are still operating as usual, ” he said in a statement after visiting one of the ferries on Tuesday.

The visit was meant to understand the ferry operations besides making sure that the standard operating procedures outlined by the National Security Council were followed.

“At the same time, I have made some arrangements regarding the ferry service schedule, ” said Tan.

He also distributed some food supplies to the police and frontliners stationed at the ferry terminals on both Penang island and the mainland.

“I would like to thank the frontliners, especially the police and army personnel.

“They have been diligently carrying out their duties at the state and district borders to help break the chain of Covid-19 infection, ” he added.

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