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Penang government questions port dredging project

Kuala Lumpur: The Penang government has again questioned the delayed North Channel dredging project, which has been seen as an essential move to expand Penang Port’s cargo business.

The RM353m ($97.3m) project is expected to see the North Channel deepened to 15m to allow large cargo vessels.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has urged Seaport Terminal, which has taken over Penang Port, to start the project soon.

“No work on the dredging has started yet. It is an obligation and a necessity for the new owner of the port to do it,” Lim said.

Seaport Terminal took over Penang Port last year and prior to the takeover, the port had proposed to dredge the channel.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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