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Perak Gets Positive Feedback On Port Authority Plan

The state government has received positive feedback from the Federal government on its proposal to set up a port authority to monitor ports and jetties in the state.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the feedback was on certain procedures and legal aspects relating to the establishment of the body.

“We hope it will be given favourable consideration by the Federal government.

“We have received information that besides the Federal government’s approval, the matter needs to be brought up to the Cabinet and needs the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“So the approval process will take time,” he told reporters after chairing the weekly state executive council meeting here Wednesday.

He said Perak needs its own port authority with the increase in ports and ship movements as well as to plan for the state’s increasingly important role as a maritime area.

Perak’s main port is Lumut, with smaller ones in Kampung Acheh and Bagan Datoh.

On the highway project in Perak’s west coast, he said the state is waiting for the Works Minister’s decision on the commencement date.

“We hope it can be expedited although we know the Federal government has its own commitments. We don’t know how soon, but we know the Federal government also wants it expedited,” he said.

On June 27, Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof said the cabinet had approved, under the third rolling plan of the 10th Malaysia Plan, the construction of two new highways — the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) and the West Coast Expressway linking Taiping to Banting.

In another development, Zambry said the state Barisan Nasional, of which he is chairman, will send a team led by Perak Umno information chief Datuk Saarani Mohamad to assist the BN candidate for the Kuala Besut by-election, Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman. BERNAMA

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Westports, chairman walk away with Brand Laureate Awards

pix_toprightPORT operator Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd and its executive chairman Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam each walked away with an award this year at the Brand Laureate Awards held in Kuala Lumpur on March 31.

Westports won the award for the Best Brand in Logistics – Ports while Gnanalingam won the award for Brand Personality.

Presented by the Asia-Pacific Brands Foundation, the Brand Personality is equivalent to the Grammy Award for Branding.

The award was presented by former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

In a statement issued last week, Gnanalingam attributed the two awards to his staff who “have continued to innovate and provided the best services to our customers”.

He said winning the awards was further proof of the port’s capabilities and a testament to its quality of work.

“Westports was founded around innovation and the pursuit of excellence, and those core values have continued to be at the heart of everything we do,” he added.

By: btimes.com.my

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