Kukup ferry terminal to reopen only after clearance from Indonesia

PONTIAN: The Kukup International Ferry Terminal, shut down temporarily since Sept 1, will not open its doors on Wednesday (Nov 6) as announced by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal few days ago.

The terminal was closed after the state government terminated the agreement of the concession company.

According to Dr Sahruddin, the Malaysian ferry service had yet to receive clearance from the Indonesian government to anchor at Tanjung Balai in Indonesia.

“The previous company operating the ferry terminal painted a negative image and had loans from both the Indonesian government and the state government.

“They (Indonesia) want to ensure that the new management is not related to the previous concession company,” he said in a press conference here on Wednesday.

He added that he had talked to the government representative of Tanjung Balai and would be sending several important documents to ease the process.

“We will go there in the next few days and hope that it will be open as soon as possible,” he said.

Source: TheStar