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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

RORO TERMINAL SHOULD ALSO CATER FOR CRUISE SHIPS

25th. November 2009
It was recently reported that a Roll-on roll off terminal for the Melaka-Dumai Ferry Service will be built in Tanjung Bruas in Melaka. When it is ready by the end of next year, we can drive our cars over to Sumatra.

If we can have an additional deep water pier for cruise ships to embark and disembark at the same place, it will boost our tourists arrivals by cruise ships. As Tanjung Bruas is situated near to Klebang, it will be easy for tour buses to on stand-by to send the cruise passengers into Melaka Historical area.

Recently, Georgetown opened their cruise terminal near to the city. By doing so, Georgetown will reap the benefits of cruise passengers. A cruise ship can carry more than 2000 passengers, so it will be a great boost to tourism if 2 to 3 ships come into port.

The Melaka State Government should seriously consider building a deep water pier at Tanjung Bruas to compliment the RORO Terminal.

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November 22, 2009 20:02 PM
Roro Ferry Terminal To Be Built In Tanjung Bruas
MELAKA, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- A "roll-on roll-off" (RoRo) terminal for the Melaka-Dumai ferry service will be built in Tanjung Bruas near here early next year, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said.

He said that the state government had previously planned the facility in Kuala Linggi, Alor Gajah but found the area to be unsuitable as the water was not deep enough for ferries to operate.

"I expect the construction of the RoRo terminal in Tanjung Bruas to be completed by the end of next year," he told reporters after attending an investiture ceremony in conjunction with the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob's 71st birthday at the Dewan Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh here Sunday.

Among those who received awards today was Riau Governor Datuk Rosli Zainal, who was conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka which carries the title Datuk.

Mohd Ali said the terminal was a joint venture project between the state and federal governments under the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle and that the tender would close this month.

"Upon completion, tourists from Sumatra can take their vehicles onboard RoRo ferries when travelling to Malaysia and vice-versa," said Mohd Ali.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, Rosli said the Riau provincial government had prepared all the facilities for the service including three RoRo ferries, each capable of loading 40 to 60 vehicles.

-- BERNAMA