Sarawak Timber Industry to Seek Extra Land for Shipbuilding

Friday, March 16, 2007
The Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) hopes to obtain another 49 hectares of land to facilitate the shipbuilding industry in the new township of Tanjung Manis in Sarikei. Minister of Urban Development and Tourism Datuk Sri Wong soon Koh said an earlier allocation of 81 hectares for the industry had been fully taken up by local and overseas shipbuilding companies. STIDC is coordinating the industrial development of the township which also houses the country's second biggest deepsea integrated fishing port. He said the Tanjung Manis Shipbuilding zone would cater for the construction, repairs and maintenance of ocean liners and cargo vessels of up to 20,000 tonnes.

If approved, the shipbuilding industry would have 130 hectares of land allocated to it, he said. He said Sibu would be linked to Tanjung Manis when the 88-km long Sibu/Bawang Assan/Serdeng/Tanjung Manis Highway project is completed in 2009. The government is spending RM530 million for the project which is expected to attract more investments into the area once it is completed. Source: Borneo Bulletin

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