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Guangdong government investment could transform Malacca port

Guangdong government investment could transform Malacca port
Investment in harbour facilities by the Guangdong provincial government in the Malaysian west coast state of Malacca could transform the historical port into a top international sea port on par with Singapore by 2025, local reports said.

Chief Minister Idris Haron said: “We are talking about a huge investment by the Chinese and once materialised, Malacca will be recognised as the largest port in this region."

Idris added that Guangdong governor Zhu Xiaodan had also expressed interest in Pulau Melaka’s potential as a tourist port project as well as to cater to the needs of the maritime industry. Pulau Melaka is an island reclamation project just off the coast of Malacca.

“Zhu is looking at the long-term, progressive development here as the state has potential as new growth area for Asean,” he said.