Thursday, April 29, 2010

International cruise terminal plan at Jesselton Point Waterfront

Kota Kinabalu: The SuriaGroup intends to transform the city port here into a bustling international cruise terminal as part of their Jesselton Point Waterfront development effort.

Costing billions of ringgit and stretching over 15 years, the terminal will have a meeting and convention centre, hotels, entertainment outlets, dining and shopping facilities, among others.

Its Chairman, Tan Sri Ibrahim Menudin, said the stumbling block was to resolve the transfer of the city port's existing general cargo operations to the Sapangar Bay Container Port (SBCP).

He said the land adjacent to SBCP has yet to be leased to SuriaGroup, adding work on the terminal could only start after the operations are shifted to this site.

"We urge the State Government to resolve the land issues and grant its approval as soon as possible so that we can relocate the general cargo operations here.

"That will also complete the facilities in SBCP," he said to reporters after Suria Capital Holding Berhad's 27th Annual General Meeting at the Sabah Ports Sdn Bhd office in Jalan Sapangar, Wednesday.

Ibrahim said once the land issue is put to rest, it would take two years to move the operations from the city port to SBCP and that the international cruise terminal could be built in two-three years thereafter.

This would attract more cruise ships to make Sabah a port of call, explaining that the city receives at least two cruise liners a month.

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1 comment:

Hayyah said...

Well, good plan indeed... hope to see the plan to be success..