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‘Flying ships’ coming from Melaka factory

January 11, 2015

CM launches new low-altitude flying craft that can land on water.
fly ship_300MELAKA: Melaka will manufacture “flying ships” or multipurpose Wing-In-Ground Effect aircraft that can cruise at low altitudes of up to 150m over flat surfaces, most often over water.

Chief Minister Idris Haron said the aircraft would be produced at a factory near here by 2014. The manufacture of the vehicle, using South Korean technology, would lure more investors to the state.
The vehicle operates somewhat like a hovercraft and an aircraft and can be used for search and rescue operations in the ocean. “Besides, it can also be used for tourism purposes,” Idris said after launching the Jebat M727 ground effect vehicle on Friday.

The vehicle, built by Aron Rinani Sdn Bhd, can fly at up to 150m and has a range of 800km.
Aron Rinani president Noor Azerai Ahmad said the first vehicle, costing US$1 million, would be ready by June at the assembly plant in Masjid Tanah, Alor Gajah.

As the current factory can only produce seven vehicles a year, a new plant will be constructed in Teluk Gong, Alor Gajah, with the capabiity to produce 50 vehicles a year.
He said the company had received orders for 100 units from several companies.

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ALOR GAJAH, July 18 (Bernama) — The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) plans to overcome Melaka city’s worsening traffic congestion by setting up a rail transport system.

SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said they found that the high volume of private vehicles entering the city contributed to the problem.

“We will look at whether the state government is interested in implementing a tram system to be developed through a privatised project,” he told reporters after launching Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hang Kasturi’s Patriotism Month celebrations in Masjid Tanah, near here today.

Syed Hamid, who is also Kota Tinggi Member of Parliament, said bus and taxi services also need to be improved to encourage locals and tourists to take advantage of public transport to get to the city.

“I see that congestion in Melaka in bad, and it takes time to reach tourist spots because of the traffic volume,” he added.

Over 10 million tourists flocked Melaka last year and this year an estimated 11 million are expected to visit the state.

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MELAKA, Saturday 12 March 2011 (Bernama) — A total of 23,677 baby turtles were hatched at the turtle management centre at Padang Kemunting in Masjid Tanah near here last year.

This was 48.82 per cent of the 48,503 eggs incubated at the centre, Chairman of the Melaka Industry, Commerce and Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development Committee Datuk Md Yunos Husin said today.

He said that 137,097 baby turtles were hatched between 2006 and last year.

The number was 56 per cent 242,992 eggs incubated at the centre, Yunos told reporters here after launching the agro-based entrepreneurs carnival at the Melaka International Trade Centre at Ayer Keroh here.

He said that 2,031 tartar turtles landed on Melaka beaches at the same time, more than at any other spot in the country.

Md Yunos said the centre, which was set up in 1997, found 50 dead turtles in coastal Melaka, some of them caught in fishing traps, during the same period.

He said there was a huge jump in the number of visitors to the centre last year — 21,574, compared to 9,107 in 2009 and 2,447 in 2008.

According to Yunos, there were now 3,200 Melaka-born entrepreneurs, about 1,600 of them in agro-based industries.

Yunos said the main aim of the three-day carnival which began yesterday was to encourage networking among the entrepreneurs.