Sunday, July 31, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
HANG TUAH COMMERCIAL CENTRE DEVELOPMENT
Hang Tuah Commercial Centre, Catalyst For Melaka's Inland Development
By Fadzli Ramli
MELAKA, April 9 (Bernama) -- After the successful development of Melaka Raya, Kota Laksamana, Pulau Melaka and Klebang on reclaimed land, the state government will now move forward to undertake inland development such as the Hang Tuah Commercial Centre.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the centre would require an investment of between RM400 million and RM500 million for the first phase of its development.
The centre which would be sprawled across Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Tun Ali, Pengkalan Rama, Kampung Morten to Melaka Sentral would comprise a hypermarket, transportation hub, tourist attractions, residences and institutions of higher learning.
"The state executive council meeting has agreed in principle to the development of the commercial centre in a move to balance reclaimed land and inland development in the state," he told Bernama here Saturday.
He said the focus of the inland development was to raise the socio-economic status of the people in the area.
"The centre will also focus on academic development. Right now, Universiti Teknologi MARA and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka have their campuses here," he said, adding that eight developmental projects over 40.5 hectares is expected to be ready in five years.
Idris said two projects which would be the pillars of the commercial centre are the reconstruction of the Hang Tuah Hall and the construction of the Melaka Foundation building.
He said the existing two-storey Hang Tuah Hall will be rebuilt into an eight-storey building. It will continue to house a library but the clock tower within would be upgraded into the main landmark in the commercial centre.
The 25-storey Melaka Foundation building, to be completed in three years costing RM120million, will houses offices and a 252-room hotel that would generate income for the foundation.
Idris said the state government also planned to redevelop buildings which had no more historic value within the Hang Tuah Commercial Centre
"The affected buildings will be refurbished to look attractive so as to be able to generate economic activities in the area," he said, adding that traffic congestion, the drug menace and prostitution will become a thing of the past.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In 2015, arrivals of local and foreign tourists to Melaka top 15.7 million. This is an all time high and hopefully Melaka can aim for 20 million visitors by 2020.
There are new attractions being planned and constructed. A big project by Yong Tai group is Impressions Melaka and Impression City. Chinese and Malaysian investors are involved in this multi billion project.
Melaka Gateway is another major project at Pulau Melaka which includes a new marina, hotels and shopping area. International Cruise ships can berth safely in Melaka as well.
Impression Melaka is an international show directed and put together by Chinese renowned director, Zhang Zi Mou and is scheduled to be opened by end 2017. World class shows will be performed at night and guests are expected to spend at least one night for these shows. By doing so, guests must stay in hotels around Melaka including enjoying our food and beverages. Major spin offs are expected for Melaka
Monday, January 25, 2016
Smaller feeder boats were used to ferry passengers onto the shore. Certainly, the old river berth was not well suited to receive visitors by sea. There is a new berth opposite the old one but it was not used. Wonder why. The new berth will give overseas visitors a better impression of Melaka.
There was a report that a better and state of the art new berth designed specially for cruise ships is to constructed at the Melaka Gateway. A reputable cruise operator, Royal Carribean is keen to invest in this new cruise berth.
After taking this cruise, it has a big potential for getting overseas visitors into Melaka. A medium size ship can carry more than 1,500 passengers and another 750 crew.
Tours can be pre-arranged, beca operators, taxis and other service providers can offer their services. Though the ships only visit for 6 hours, it is enough for getting business for our tour operators.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Strengthening tiesNajib observing the ‘Friendly State and Province’ MoU signing between Idris and Zhu at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya. Looking on are (back row, from left) Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang. — Bernama Strengthening tiesNajib observing the ‘Friendly State and Province’ MoU signing between Idris and Zhu at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya. Looking on are (back row, from left) Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang. — Bernama
MALACCA: The state has a great potential to be an international sea port by 2025 with fiscal commitment from Guangdong, China.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said Guangdong provincial government was interested to construct harbour facilities to turn Malacca into a top nautical hub in this region on par with Singapore.
“We are talking about a huge investment by the Chinese and once materialised, Malacca will be recognised as the largest port in this region,” he said here yesterday.
Besides the port, Idris said Guangdong was looking at unveiling another airport here as a catalyst to tourism and industrial development in Malacca.
Guangdong governor Zhu Xiaodan, he added, had also expressed interest during his working visit to Malacca on Saturday in focusing on man-made Pulau Melaka’s potential as a tourist port project as well as to cater to the needs of the maritime industry.
“Zhu is looking at the long-term, progressive development here as the state has potential as new growth area for Asean,” he said.
Idris also revealed that Zhu toured the Melaka Gateway residential and commercial property project in Pulau Melaka during his visit.
“Zhu is also passionate about bringing our bilateral ties to greater heights as well as being enthusiastic about a win-win strategy for both governments,” he said.
The state government, said Idris, had created a new portfolio known as International Trade helmed by State Transport and Project Rehabilitation Committee chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong.