Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Johor Port Authority Distribute Back-to-School Supplies to 170 Students in Gelang Patah



GELANG PATAH, 16 March 2022 – A total of 170 primary and secondary underprivileged students from primary and secondary schools within the Gelang Patah area were chosen to receive the school supplies under the Johor Port Authority and Port of Tanjung Pelepas flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) education initiative, Back-to-School Programme 2022.

The school supplies were handed over to representatives from 13 Primary Schools and 4 Gelang Patah Secondary schools by Muhammad Abdullah Hatta, PTP Chief Financial Officer during a small handover ceremony held at PTP.

During the ceremony, each school also received disinfection product supplies consisting of hand sanitisers, face masks, thermometer, disinfectant liquid and spray tank, to further assist the school administration in ensuring the best safety measures to protect the school children from COVID 19.

Kamaruzaman Munasir, JPA General Manager remarked that education has always been one of JPA’s corporate social responsibilities.

“We see this collaborative effort as a good channel to aid underprivileged students and allow them to pursue their education in the most comfortable manner. We believe that the children and the society around the port is something that we need to invest on for the future of this area and this country.”

“Education creates empowerment and it is the catalyst for upward social mobility. As such, it is encouraging to see a dynamic and leading corporate company like PTP giving opportunities to these underprivileged students to pursue their education in the most comfortable manner as well as continuously enriching its surrounding communities via other CSR-based activities,” he added.

Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer in a statement remarked that PTP has been implementing the Back-to-School programme for more than 14 years with the cooperation of many local parties such as Johor Port Authority and Johor Bahru Education Officer to deliver assistance and ease the burden of the needy, especially those in the Gelang Patah areas.

“As part of our ongoing relief efforts and in line with our commitment to shaping a better future for all children of Gelang Patah, through this initiative, we aim to help the students have a positive and safe back-to-school experience by equipping them with essential supplies. We hope that all the children will have a brighter start to the school year in 2022.”

Meanwhile, one of the school representatives, Baizura Shariff, a teacher from SK Tanjung Adang, was grateful as she collected the school essentials for the underprivileged students in her school

Baizura Shariff said “It may not seem that much to some, but to those struggling to ensure that their kids stay in school, it is a much-needed aid.”

Apart from the Back-to-School Programme, PTP and JPA also pro-actively organized various other CSR programmes such as Hari Raya Aid Contribution, Communal Work – School Disinfection Programme, Community Outreach Programmes for Old Folks and Orphanages and many more to provide assistance suffered by those impacted by the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic.

Photo Caption: A total of 170 primary and secondary underprivileged students in Gelang Patah area were chosen to receive the school aid from PTP during the 2022 PTP JPA Back-to-School Programme.


The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s largest container terminal. The port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market.

PTP is grouped under MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Ports), Malaysia’s largest integrated logistics service provider. MMC Ports is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, a leading utilities and infrastructure group with long standing credential and capabilities in ports & logistics, energy & utilities and engineering.

Its terminal operations are backed up by state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and information technology systems linked to all port users. To date, the Port is operating with 14 berths totalling 5.04 km in linear wharf design. The port’s container yard is one of the largest container storage facilities in the region with the capacity to handle up to 10.5 million TEU annually.

PTP was accorded Free Zone status in March 1998 and was also appointed as a Free Zone Authority by the Government on 16 June 1999 to administer both the Commercial Free Zone and the Industrial Free Zone. PTP Free Zone provides various advantages to cargo importers and exporters and the direct connection to the port terminal also provides efficient and cost effective container movement between the Free Zone and the port, creating convenience for the container trade.

PTP is also a joint venture between MMC Corporation Berhad (70%), a utilities and infrastructure group and APM Terminals (30%), a leading global ports group with a global port network in 62 countries.

For more information, please visit http://www.ptp.com.my/.


MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses in Malaysia and abroad under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Industrial Development. Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics Division includes the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and

Kontena Nasional Berhad, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the Energy and Utilities Division, Malakoff Corporation Berhad is the largest Independent Power Producer in Malaysia and its subsidiary, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd is one of the leading environmental management companies in the country. Under Gas Malaysia Berhad, MMC is the supplier of reticulated natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia operating and maintaining 2,600 kilometres of Natural Gas Distribution System network. Through Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, MMC provides full-fledge water services using high technology treatment in Malaysia.

MMC’s Engineering Division has played a leading role on the elevated section as well as the main contractor for the underground work package for the 51-kilometre Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (“KVMRT”) Kajang Line including 9.5 kilometres underground works. Currently, MMC is the main turnkey contractor for the entire 52.2 kilometres KVMRT Putrajaya Line. MMC has also successfully completed the 329-kilometre Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project as well as the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (“SMART”) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

MMC is currently in the final stage of completing the Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant which will serve 920,000 Population Equivalent and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant which will supply 1,130 million litres of treated water per day.

MMC’s Industrial Development Division develops and manages approximately 5,000 acres of industrial developments namely Senai Airport City (“SAC”) and Tanjung Bin Industrial Park (“TBIP”) in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Northern Technocity (“NTC”) in Kulim Kedah. The SAC, TBIP and NTC developments come under the ambit of MMC’s Industrial Development Division, operating under three companies namely Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd.

In other business, through Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, MMC is the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – the southern aviation hub and an important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia and Kerteh Airport in Terengganu.


Please log on to www.mmc.com.my or call:

Nor Sazlenna Johan, Executive Corporate Communications, Kontena Nasional Berhad,
+6018 201 2286 /+603 7876 1933 , email: noor.sazlenna@kn.com.my.

Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad, tel: +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124, email: azlina.ashar@mmc.com.my.

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