The state government plans to introduce a water taxi service along Sungai Melaka and the coastal areas in the state before year-end.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the taxis would provide service from Melaka Sentral to the Dataran Sungai Melaka and from the Sungai Melaka estuary to the Sungai Linggi Jetty and the Sungai Rambai Jetty.
He said this at the launching of the Pesta Sungai Melaka ceremony by Malacca Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob here last night.
Mohd Ali said the proposal to introduce the taxis, like the ones used in Britain and New Zealand, was to diversify activities along Sungai Melaka.
He said so far, the Melaka River and Beach Development Corp provided 25 passenger boats for the Melaka river cruise for people to enjoy the scenery along the 4.5km stretch between Tanah Rempah Ratus and the river mouth.