Oleh Chris Maskilone
KOTA KINABALU: The BIMP-Eaga Business Council (BEBC) Malaysia is leaving it to the government to decide on the fate of the proposed roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) ferry service between Kudat and Palawan.
BEBC National Chairman Datuk Roselan Johar Mohamed together with BEBC Sabah chairman Carl Mossoom met with the Maritime Department Director, Nurjipin Saidi to get the latest development.
The visit was a desperate attempt by BEBC Malaysia to seek an amicable solution and to expedite the commencement of the ferry service that was supposed to commence earlier this year.
So far, the Government of Malaysia has spent close to RM10 million on a new ramp to facilitate the ferry berthing at Kudat.
While on the other side, the Government of the Philippines has build new trunk road linking Puerto Princesa to Bulliluyan in the south, as well as a new wharf to accommodate the ferry.
However, after some lengthy discussion Roselan Johar and Carl left the meeting feeling very satisfied that the Government know many things and they have good officers to determine what is right for the betterment of the nation.
“We truly hope the owners of the Fastcat Ferries can fully comply with the required documentation for the good of everybody involve.
“Both the trading and travelling publics are just too eager to see this ferry up and running,” said Carl.-SabahNewsToday