GELANG PATAH, 15th July 2020 – Port of Tanjung Pelpas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a member of MMC Group in collaboration with Johor Port Authority (JPA) had successfully organised “School Disinfection Programme” from 13 – 15 July 2020 as part of a joint CSR communal-work based project for the Gelang Patah community.

With the aim to provide a clean and sanitised school environment for the returning students, PTP and JPA distributed disinfect items such as hand sanitiser, disinfect liquid, spray and thermometer to 17 primary and secondary schools within the Gelang Patah area. During each distribution, PTP’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) personnel also helped by conducting a knowledge-sharing session on COVID-19 preventive measures that can be implemented by the schools to ensure the safety of their students and teachers.

Aside from providing disinfect items, volunteers from PTP, JPA together with teachers and parents also organised a ‘gotong-royong’ at Sekolah Kebangsaan Morni Pok, Gelang Patah as part of the “School Disinfection Programme”. During the ‘gotong-royong’, common areas such as library, meeting room, ‘surau’ and classroom were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

JPA General Manager, Muhammad Razif Bin Ahmad remarks that the collaboration between the government authority and port operators like PTP is much commended as it demonstrated the best synergy between a private business entities and government authority in spurring the economic growth of the state and nation as well as in alleviating the standard of living amongst the community through its various outreach programmes.

“The ongoing pandemic requires solidarity and coordinated response from not only governments, but also private sector businesses to relay their expertise and resources to control and mitigate the impact of the public health crisis on society.”

“Today’s CSR programme is therefore not only about the distribution of the equipment to protect the children from getting infected but most importantly the knowledge sharing that we impart to the students, teachers and parents by our volunteers based on the knowledge, skills and experience they acquired throughout the pandemic period as per the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the Ministry of Health (MOH), as well as the school reopening management guidelines.” added him.

Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of PTP remarks that being part of the nation’s strategic asset and essential services industry, PTP continues to go above and beyond to abide and support all preventive measures taken by the Government on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Throughout the MCO and EMCO exercises, PTP has successfully executed comprehensive control and preventive measures against the virus outbreak in order to safeguard the safety and security of our employees, customers, and all of our stakeholders.”

“Maintaining good hygiene and putting in place preventive measures are therefore key in stopping the spread of COVID-19. As such, we are pleased to provide our adopted schools in the Gelang Patah area with disinfectant items and knowledge sharing to allow them to implement such preventive measures.”

Meanwhile, En. Abd Manaf Bin Sariman, the Headmaster from Sekolah Kebangsaan Morni Pok feels very relived with the assistance provided by PTP and JPA.

En. Abd Manaf Bin Sariman said he was grateful and happy to receive the disinfectants items as the school has insufficient supply to provide the optimum level of cleanliness to ensure the students’ safety. By having the ‘gotong-royong’ as well, he feels that every measure has been taken to ensure a safe welcome for the students.

Throughout the pandemic struck period, PTP have also pro-actively organised other communal-work-related CSR programmes such as providing aid to the Gelang Patah community, distribution of self-hygienic supplies to old folk’s home, Iftar food distribution to frontliners, contributing medical appliances and other supplies to the COVID-19 designated treatment hospitals in Johor in its efforts to ease the burden and to help combat the fight against COVID-19.

Photo Caption: Volunteers of PTP and Johor Port Authority sanitising school tables to ensure the safety and health of students when returning to school.

Photo Caption: During this programme, PTP and JPA distributed disinfect items such as hand sanitiser, disinfect liquid, spray and thermometer to 17 primary and secondary schools within the Gelang Patah area.


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 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.

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MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC Group) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Industrial Development.

Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics division include the 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. Internationally, MMC Group 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, MMC Group is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Gas Malaysia Berhad.

MMC Group’s Engineering division has played a leading role for the implementation of the entire project including the underground works package in completing the 51 km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang project (SBK Line) and is now the main turnkey contractor for the entire Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya project (SSP Line). Prior to this, MMC Group has successfully completed the 329 km 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 Group is currently, undertaking key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant.

Under Industrial Development, MMC Group’s Property develops and manages close to 6,000 acres of industrial developments in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Kulim, Kedah, which include the Senai Airport City, Tanjung Bin Petrochemical & Maritime Industrial Centre (TBPMIC) and the Northern Technocity (NTC). The Senai Airport City, TBPMIC and NTC developments come under the ambit of Group Property’s three operating companies – Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd respectively.

In other businesses, MMC Group wholly-owns Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, a company which specialises in the full spectrum of water treatment and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – a major aviation hub and the main air transportation gateway to Iskandar Malaysia.


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