THE Ministry of Transport is in the process of identifying a suitable site for the proposed reinforced concrete commercial wharf in Sarikei.
The new wharf will replace the existing one at Sungai Nyelong, which is no longer safe for use.
Deputy Minister for Transport, Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said that the request for funding would be submitted under the State Mid-Term Review of the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025).
“Once the funding and siting application are approved, the project will be implemented through the Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB) under the State 12MP.”
He said this when replying to Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii’s (GPS-Repok) question during the question-and-answer session Today.
On the cost of the new wharf, Henry said under the State Mid-Term Review of the 12MP, it would be an estimated RM10mil.
To another question, Henry said there were 97 ship calls in 2017, 98 in 2018, 91 in 2019 and 61 in 2020.
“39,230 tonnes of cargo were transported in 2017, 47,330 tonnes in 2018, 31,415 tonnes in 2019 and 22,145 tonnes in 2020.
“So, there’s an average of 2,898 tonnes of cargo transported.”