Tanjung Manis getting closer to realising potential

http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/07/16/tanjung-manis-port-ready-to-become-global-player-latest/

Tanjung Manis Port ready to become global player (The Borneo Post)

SIBU: Tanjung Manis Integrated Port Sdn Bhd (Tanjung Manis Port) is ready to be a global player in the trading industry with the launching of its new logo into the shipping fraternity and world map.

To meet the required standards, Hoklai said the port’s management team had put in place several quality management systems to boost its operational efficiency.

“They are Tanjung Manis Port’s Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHAS 18001:2007), a national single Window’s compatible ICT system, the International shipping and port facilities security (ISPS) Compliance Code and the 5S Quality Environment Practiceshttp://www.theborneopost.com/2011/07/16/tanjung-manis-port-ready-to-become-global-player-latest/ (5S), all geared for implementation and certification in 2011,” he said.

He was speaking at the launching of the new logo, Tanjung Manis Port’s OSHAS 18001:2007 and the 5S Quality Environment Practices at a leading hotel here on Thursday night.

He pointed out that the quality management system would ensure safe working conditions once the oil, gas and chemical (OGC) jetty began operation on Sept 21, serving as a distribution centre for fuels in the central region.

He also said the quality management system met the high safety standards expected by Senari Synergy, Shell and Petronas.

“We are here to facilitate trade and open alternative gateways for international trade for the central region, making what was not possible a reality through personalised and customised services,” he said.

Apart from that, the existing port would be renovated to cater for immediate needs.

“To ensure efficient and safe cargo handling operations, Tanjung Mains Port will take delivery of one 100-tonnes mobile crane and one unit of 65 tonnes mobile harbor crane by December 2011,” he said.

On the development of Tanjung Manis, he said the 77,000ha halal hub and various investment incentives from the federal and state government were ideal attractions for foreign direct investments (FDI).

He said more than RM2 billion FDIs had been committed and would fuel more than RM10 billion worth of FDI in 10 to 20 years.

He said intensive export-oriented food processing activities from the halal hub alone would feed huge container throughput for TMP, which would create a demand for a container terminal in Tanjung Manis in the next five to ten years.

“The huge volume of containerised imports created a good trade balance that could sustain calls by mainline operators connecting TMP to its strategic markets worldwide,” he said.

Also present at the function were Mukah Resident Saudi Narani, Sarawak Timber Development Corporation general manager Hashim Bojet, TMP executive director Sadiah Tu and Rajang Port Authority general manager Helen Lim.

The Borneo Post (July 16, 2011, Saturday)

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For years, Tanjung Manis has been on the lips of the people of the central region of Sarawak, although not many Sarawakians have actually been there.

Big things have been expected of this place (which used to go by the name Tanjung Mani) and in the past it used to be known for it’s role in the timber industry.

But with the launch of SCORE, Tanjung Manis will actually play an even bigger role in Sarawak’s development and progress.

First of all, Tanjung Manis is one of SCORE’s five Growth Nodes.

It’s port is one of the biggest of it’s kind in the country and will be upgraded to offer better services in the near future.

In Tanjung Manis, we also have one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) Halal parks in Malaysia.

Apart from the power-producing and power-consuming centres of SCORE, Tanjung Manis will create greater diversity in our economy and something for investors to seriously look at.

All in all, Tanjung Manis is going to be an exciting place to watch out for in the next few years and progress and development will surely be coming to the area at a rapid pace soon.

By the way, did I mention that you can drive all the way there from Sibu now?

It will take just over an hour to get there, by the way, so there’s no excuse for more people to visit.

Maybe if you believe in the potential, why not set up shop there, as well.

Our Tanjung Manis Halal Hub is attracting investors from all over the world

Posted on July 16, 2011, in Media Reports, SCORE and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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