BEIJING, Nov 17 (Bernama) — The development of the Perlis Inland Port (PIP) over 202.34 hectares at Lembah Chuping will benefit Padang Besar and further enhance trading activities in Southern Thailand and Malaysia.
The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail said the planned project, will also complement the double-tracking rail venture from Padang Besar to Johor Bahru.
“Both projects will facilitate the entry of cargo as well as goods for export via Penang Port, as it takes only three hours to reach, from Padang Besar.
“The expansion of import-export and other economic activities needs good infrastructure support. As such, both the PIP and Padang Besar will be the focus of important economic activities,” he added.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin was speaking at the launch of the Perlis Food Promotion at the Hotel New World Beijing, here last night.
Also present was the Malaysian ambassador to China, Datuk Iskandar Sarudin.
As the Commander of Regiment 504 of the Territorial Army based at the Bukit Keteri Camp in Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin was leading a delegation of Reserve Officers Training Units (Palapes), from seven institutions of higher learning (IPTA) in Malaysia under a four-day Academic Work and Military Strategy visit programme to army camps and universities in Beijing from Nov 14.
The IPTA’s represented were Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin also said the development of the Pauh Putra Technology Park Taman would focus on green technology, including biotechnology research and development, and will bring about greater progress to the area.
The activities will also improve the potential for the processing of herbs, hybrid paddy and agriculture seeds centre at Pauh Putra.
On the promotion, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin hoped that apart from introducing Perlis food overseas, it would also help draw tourists to Malaysia, particularly to the state.