Today marks a significant milestone in Penang’s transportation history as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi Bin Haji Abdul Razak, officiates the launch of the new ferry operations at Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda (PRTU). The new ferry operations are set to transform the way people travel in Penang and provide a more convenient, efficient, and eco-friendly mode of transportation for locals and tourists alike.
The event marked a significant milestone for the ferry operations in Penang, ushering in a new era of enhanced passenger experience and convenience. The upgraded ferry terminals at Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim (PSAH) and Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda (PRTU) now offers a range of modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned waiting areas, and cashless payment options.
With the implementation of free Wi-Fi, passengers can now stay connected with ease during their ferry journeys. The air-conditioned waiting areas provide a comfortable and pleasant environment for travellers, particularly during peak hours or adverse weather conditions. Additionally, the introduction of cashless payment methods offers a seamless and efficient ticketing process for all passengers.
The launch of the new ferry operations signifies the commitment of Penang Port Sdn Bhd to continually elevate the quality of transportation services in Penang. By incorporating these innovative features, the company aims to provide a convenient and enjoyable travel experience for all passengers, fostering a positive impact on the local community and economy. By attracting an influx of tourists to experience the modernised ferry operations, Penang’s tourism industry will flourish, ensuring a steady stream of revenue and growth. Additionally, the ferry operation will create numerous job opportunities, ranging from captains and crew members to ticketing personnel and maintenance staff, stimulating employment, and boosting the region’s economic vitality.
Penang Port Sdn Bhd’s unwavering dedication to innovation, passenger satisfaction, and its strategic collaboration with government agencies, sets the stage for a harmonious blend of thriving tourism, economic prosperity, and job creation in Penang.
Penang Port Sdn Bhd is proud to have the support of esteemed dignitaries, including Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang, YB Minister of Transport, Penang Chief Minister, and the stakeholders during the official ceremony. Their presence at the event reflects the significance of this momentous occasion for the region and highlights the collaborative efforts to enhance the public transportation infrastructure of Penang. The official ceremony is a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to innovation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
Speaking at the launch event, the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Chow Kon Yeow, said, “The launch of the new ferry operations in Penang is a significant step forward for the state’s transportation sector. It is a testament to our commitment to providing the people of Penang with safe, reliable, and efficient modes of transportation. The new ferries will not only provide a more convenient way for people to travel, but also help to reduce traffic congestion on the roads and promote a more sustainable future for Penang.”
Also present at the launch was Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. Loke stated: “The launch of the new ferry service is an important step in the continuous effort to improve connectivity and mobility for the people of Penang. It is one of several public transport initiatives intended to unlock Penang’s full industrial, economic and tourism potential.
In conclusion, the new ferry operations in Penang represent a significant step forward for the state’s transportation sector. It is a major investment in the future of Penang, providing a more convenient, efficient, and eco-friendly mode of transportation for locals and tourists alike. The new ferries will transform the way people travel in Penang, and we look forward to welcoming passengers on board.
Source: Penang Port Sdn Bhd