New hub a boon for Jengka folk

7/11/2011 — New Straits Times

The construction of a RM10 million integrated transport terminal (ITT) here will begin at the end of this month and is expected to be completed by October next year.

To be spearheaded by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council ECERDC the project would help meet the rising demand for public transport in Jengka.

The ITT project was part of the RM300 million development programme for the Felda Jengka township which was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the national Settlers Day celebration here on Thursday.

At the function Najib had also officially renamed Bandar Pusat Jengka to Bandar Tun Abdul Razak.

The new ITT will have 11 bus and eight taxi bays, two driver resting areas, six bus ticket counters and a taxi operations centre.

Apart from an air conditioned waiting lounge the terminal will also have a bowling centre, WiFi hotspots,
food court and amenities for the disabled.

The new terminal will also incorporate environmental friendly features such as passive cooling and better roof insulation.

ECERDC chief executive officer Datuk Jebasingam Issace John said the new terminal which would replace the old Terminal Nadi Kota was expected to improve transport services to and around Jengka and serve as a catalyst for growth.

“The new terminal will enhance the area’s economic potential, encourage more travel and boost economic activities.

“It is also planned to be a conducive meeting place for families youths and residents living in surrounding areas,” said Jebasingam in a statement yesterday.

He said the new terminal would serve the population in Jengka which numbered 50,000 and 10,000 students at the Universiti Teknologi Mara branch campus here.