Ministry to look into abandoned, unusable Tanjung Manis Fishery Complex

GPS-Tanjong Manis assemblyman Yusof Abd Wahab.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Aug 18: Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries has promised to look into reviving the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) Fishery Complex in Tanjung Manis which had been abandoned or rendered unusable since completion.

Deputy Minister Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi emphasised that the ministry will put its focus on prioritising such projects instead of implementing new ones.

“The emphasis of the ministry now is to look into and conduct studies on projects which had been completed but abandoned and could not be used as the government has in fact invested heavily to have them built.

“I will ensure to include the Tanjung Manis complex in the list of projects to be relooked and reviewed and will work to ensure it can be revived and operational,” he told the Dewan Rakyat in responding to Yusof Abd Wahab (GPS-Tanjong Manis) today.

Che Abdullah added that the emphasis will be applied to any such projects under the Ministry.

Yusof had raised that the LKIM Fishery Complex in Tanjung Manis costing RM350 million had been completed a long time ago but it failed to be fully utilised for certain reasons.

At present, he said, the Fishery Complex cannot be used to unload and land fishes which it was supposed to function.—DayakDaily