PKA awaiting cabinet nod for third port

KLANG: The proposed third port, to complement the existing Northport and Westports, is currently awaiting cabinet approval, Port Klang Authority chairman Datuk Dr Teh Kim Poo said.

Teh said the facility will help accommodate the growing demand.

“The existing North and West ports are capable of catering to port users until 2016. The establishment of a third port will greatly help these two,” he told reporters at the closing ceremony of Port Klang’s golden jubilee celebrations here, on Friday.

Teh said the third port is expected to be built on a private land, unlike its two predecessors, which are located in the land owned by the Port Klang Authority

The Port Klang Development Master Plan, completed in April this year, outlines a new site for port expansion as well as proposals on the redevelopment of its third port, Southpoint.

Northport and Westports are currently the two main ports in Port Klang, ranked among the world’s top 20 ports in the world.

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