Penang government urged to upgrade Raja Tun Uda Jetty
Last Update: 13/11/2018
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 13 (Bernama) -- The Penang government has been urged to upgrade the ageing Raja Tun Uda Jetty, in line with the development of the Penang Sentral transportation hub in Butterworth.
Assemblyman Daniel Gooi (DAP-Pengkalan Kota) said since the jetty not only served as a main mode of transportation but also for tourism purposes, the Raja Tun Uda Jetty and its vicinity should be upgraded to reflect the state’s rapid development.
“The Raja Tun Uda Jetty has never been upgraded since its started operations in the early 1960s and the existing infrastructure is over 50 years old.
“The jetty is one of the main entry points to the island, and in line with the development of Penang Sentral, it should attract more ferry users and visitors to Penang if upgrading works can be implemented,” he said when debating the Supply (2019) Bill at the State Legislative Assembly, here today.
The Raja Tun Uda Jetty located in George Town, connecting the island via ferry service to the Sultan Abdul Halim Jetty in Butterworth.
These two jetties need to be upgraded for the convenience of consumers as well as foreign tourists, he said, adding that the number of ferry users showed an increase after the service being managed by Rapid Ferry Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad.