KUDAT: Construction of a ramp for a roll-on-roll-off (RORO) service linking Kudat to Brooke’s Point in the province of Palawan, Philippines is expected to commence in mid 2015.
Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang said the sea linkage would boost tourism and trade activities between Palawan and Kudat once the ramp was completed.
The Tanjung Kapor assemblyman said this after visiting the Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security (CIQS) centre here on Tuesday.
Teo said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced the setup of the CIQS centre during his visit to Kudat in October 2013.
The CIQS centre initially operated from a container office but it has now moved into the Kudat Port Authority building.
“The CIQS centre in Kudat has been fully operational since last year,” Teo informed.
Teo believes the RORO service will strengthen security between Palawan and Kudat, particularly the safety of tourists and traders once it starts to operate.