KUALA LUMPUR: The government aims to make Port Klang as the leading maritime centre in the region in the coming years.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the port is currently the 12th busiest container port in the world and is set to achieve full capacity in five years.
Lim said the government is currently conducting a feasibility study to develop Carey Island, which is located to the south of Port Klang, into its next phase.
“This is to make Port Klang a regional maritime centre and a cargo logistic hub. To achieve this, the government will allocate RM50 million for the maintenance of the main road to Port Klang.
“In addition, the Transport Ministry is also conducting a feasibility study for Serendah-Port Klang rail bypass and as well as a study for a Klang Logistic Corridor, which will be a new logistic highway to connect Northport, Westport and existing highways.
“Both this project is expected to cost RM8.3 billion,” he said when tabling the 2020 Budget, here, today.
The Pakatan Harapan government had last year said it would conduct a study to determine the feasibility of a proposed RM200 billion port and maritime city project on Carey Island.