SIBU: The RM360-million Mukah Airport project is expected to reach completion by January next year, says Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing.
According to him, construction had been delayed for over three months due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, which was in force due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The works have resumed now and barring unforeseen circumstances, the project should reach completion by January 2021,” he told reporters after visiting the project site for the new airport in Mukah yesterday.
Masing, who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development, also highlighted the importance of the new airport in that it would serve as a catalyst for development in Mukah.
“It will also be an important meeting point to link Mukah town to the surrounding areas,” he said.
He added that the new airport would also allow ATR-type aircraft to land, whereas the current short take-off and landing airport (STOLport) could only accommodate Twin Otters.
Accompanying Masing during the visit yesterday was Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya.
Source: The Borneo Post Online