Royalty officiates launching of ferry terminal

Royalty officiates launching of ferry terminal
By James Kon

His Royal Highness Prince Hj 'Abdul 'Azim officially opened the Serasa Passenger Ferry Terminal yesterday afternoon.

Upon arrival, HRH Prince 'Azim was welcomed by Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, the Acting Minister of Communications.

Also in attendance were Permanent Secretary, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications, Director of Port and senior officers from the ministry.

The Serasa Passenger Ferry Terminal was one of the projects under the 8th National Development Plan and has been operating since October 17, 2008.

The terminal, which cost around $4.88 million, is located next to the old Serasa passenger ferry terminal. Amongst the facilities available are a canteen, money changer, duty free shops, prayer rooms and information kiosks. There are currently eight ferry operations connecting Serasa to Labuan, Kuala Lawas and Sundar.

Since beginning its operation in the new terminal, the Ports Department has facilitated 206,308 passengers to Labuan, 8,873 passengers to Kuala Lawas and 7,946 passengers to Sundar. - Borneo Bulletin (13th November 2009)