His Royal Highness the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V consent to attend and officiate the ground breaking ceremony of Tok Bali International Port. The Sultan also consent to officiate the Tok Bali Water Festival 2012 in the morning. Also present in the ceremony were the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Kelantan, Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz bin Nik Mat and the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapha bin Mohamed. Minister Mustapha in the ceremony stated that the development of Tok Bali International Port is included in the East Cost Economic Region (ECER) development plan as are estimated cost of the Tok Bali Port project is about RM3.2 billion. From this value, the Government funded around RM230 million while another RM3.o billion were funded by the private sectors.
The international port can accommodate to the trade vassals from South China Sea to export their product to the ASEAN Countries, Japan and Korea in the future including as the catalyst to increase the export of local products.