PETALING JAYA: There are plenty of opportunities to develop Perlis as a tourism spot given the northernmost state's strategic location and the various transport connections there, says the Transport Ministry.
Towards this end, its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the Ministry will be looking into expanding the current ferry terminal and its facilities to a new and more conducive location nearby.
This was following a discussion held between Dr Wee and Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man on Friday (June 27) where they exchanged views on how to develop tourism in Perlis.
"We had a good discussion exchanging ideas to generate tourist visits to Perlis, which is right across from Langkawi and enjoys very healthy border trade with Thailand.
"There is plenty to explore for opportunities to develop Perlis given our various transport connections there, such as KTM Komuter and ETS services.
"The Transport Ministry will look into expanding the current ferry terminal and its facilities in Kuala Perlis to a new, more conducive location nearby," said Dr Wee on his Facebook on Friday (June 26).
Also in the discussion were Perlis state secretary Azman Mohd Yusof and his deputy Wan Kamarul Faisal Wan Kamardin.
Dr Wee said the Ministry and the Perlis state government agreed to work closely together to improve transport infrastructure in Malaysia's smallest state.
He also thanked Azlan for his suggestions on transport-related matters to improve the quality of life for retail and logistics enterprises.