RM13 mil Crew Change Terminal in Miri projected to rake in more than RM10 mil annually

Uggah (centre) flanked by Lee (third left) and Majang (third right) cutting a ribbon to signify the opening of the Crew Change Terminal at Pulau Melayu, Miri on March 20, 2022.

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MIRI, March 21: The RM13-million Crew Change Terminal at Pulau Melayu for the oil and gas industry has been projected to generate an income of not less than RM10 million per year for the Miri Port Authority (MPA).

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this when officiating at the terminal’s opening ceremony yesterday.

The terminal is to cater to crews and supplies’ logistical needs in the oil and gas industry.

It also offers a wharf facility, bunkering and freshwater supply services, among others.

Uggah said the terminal is a game-changer for Miri as it is facing challenges in the underutilisation of its wharf and other facilities due to the shallow river passageway of the Baram River near it.

“With Miri as the centre of the State’s oil and gas industry, Miri Port exploit this to provide income and (at the same time) business generating facilities.

“I think this is what the management of Miri Port is doing. Therefore, I must congratulate the management under the leadership of general manager Serawa Budol for a job well done.

“I hope that oil companies like Petronas Carigali, Nipping, Shell, Sandra, Dayang Enterprise, and others continue to support the port,” said Uggah.  

Serawa (right) explaining to Uggah (second right) and others on the Miri Port facilities on board a vessel as they sail towards the Crew Change Terminal for its opening ceremony yesterday (March 20, 2022).

To him, ports with well-facilitated terminals could be the catalysts of growth and increased investments to generate more business and job opportunities.

“We need all our infrastructures like roads, ports and power supply to be of a world-class standard to attract more investors. Investors will not come if our infrastructures do not meet their requirements,” said Uggah, who is also the Infrastructure and Port Development Minister.

In this regard, he called on the port management to be creative, innovative and keep adopting digital applications to increase efficiency in their operations.

Among those present were Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin, Infrastructure and Port Development Deputy Minister Datuk Majang Renggi, Permanent Secretary of Infrastructure and Port Development Datu Safri Zainudin Satem and State Financial Secretary Dato Sri Dr Wan Lizozman Wan Omar. — DayakDaily