CONSTRUCTION work at the Tanjong Agas Oil and Gas and Maritime Industrial Park in Pekan began on Oct 1, the state legislative assembly was told yesterday.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob (BN-Pelangai) said it would take about 16 months to complete the basic infrastructure and other technical work at the park.
Dubbed the "maritime bay of the east", the park will serve as a one-stop centre to meet the needs of oil and gas dredging activities.
Replying to a query from Leong Ngah Ngah (DAP-Triang) on the progress of the project, Adnan said about 8km of land had been cleared to pave the way for road construction.
He said the project concessionaire, Tanjung Agas Supply Base & Marine Services Sdn Bhd, had signed a lease with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, allowing the world's largest shipbuilder to have a presence at the park.
Adnan said many firms had signed lease agreements and memoranda of understanding to carry out their projects at the industrial park.
"Once the infrastructure, including the main roads, bridge and drainage are completed, investors would have greater confidence in having their projects at the park."
Replying to a supplementary question from Leong, Adnan said the Pahang State Development Corporation had been appointed to oversee the project until its completion in 2014.