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Kedah determined to develop port on Pulau Bunting


YAN, Oct 31– The Kedah government is determined to turn Pulau Bunting here into a port despite the private sector’s proposal to build a coal-fired power station on the island.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said the proposed port could benefit industries in Gurun, especially the automotive sector.

“This (port) is a long-term project. Yan has a lot of potentials besides tourism and industrial development,” he told reporters after a working visit here Saturday.

However, he said the proposal to develop a new port on Pulau Bunting is still at an early stage.

Mukhriz said the state government would capitalise on the construction a road between Pulau Bunting and Gurun by the federal government by developing the surrounding areas.

The construction of the 18-kilometre road is now 18% completed.