Millions of Ringgit have been spent on development of Tanjong Manis port, Sibu as a hub for deepsea fishing (fish landing facilities) and yet, certain facilities are either not there or uncompleted.
Tanjong Manis port was developed years ago but remained under utilized due to lack of facilities and infrastructure (like roads) linking Tanjong Manis and Sibu. Millions has been thrown into the project since it's inception and the result is a blue elephant. If not manage properly, the project will turn into a white elephant soon.
The only parties benefits from the projects are the constructions companies who built the half-cooked facilities. The fishing companies are not using it to the fullest and I guess those jetty are only good for leisure fishing instead of servicing its intended purpose.
Another poor management of development project by the state government.
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Source: theborneopost.com/?p=37062 Bid to regulate fish landing facilities at port KUCHING: A special team will be set up in two months’ time to draw up a concrete plan of action to regulate better use of fish landing facilities at Tanjong Manis port, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed. “I have been briefed by the Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) manager that the cold storage and water treatment facilities have yet to be completed,” he told reporters after a meeting at the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture at Bangunan Masja in Petra Jaya here yesterday. “We have invested RM360 million to build the facilities including a cold storage which is now 60 per cent completed and the water treatment which will be completed in four months’ time.” Mustapa said with the completion of the facilities, fish landing is expected to increase significantly. “In the first five and a half months this year, the total amount of fish landed was 340,000 metric tonnes valued at RM1.9 million which is a very small amount,” he said. Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture (Farmers Organisation and Cooperatives) Datuk Peter Nyarok Entrie, permanent secretary to Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture Datu Jaul Samion and Beras Corporation Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Mohd Kamaluddin Mohd Effendie were also present at the meeting.