By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, March 25: Cargo flights to Sarawak will be sustained to ensure continuous supplies of essential items for the people of Sarawak, assures Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
“Under the current situation as the government is making efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, I am working closely with Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, the Minister for Transport, Malaysia and his deputy Hasbi Habibollah to ensure that there is uninterrupted cargo services to Sarawak from Kuala Lumpur by the cargo airline companies,” he disclosed.
He added, that the cargo flights will continue to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period to make sure that there will be continuous and sustained supply of goods, especially essential items including face masks and sanitizers that are required in efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.
“In conjunction with this and together with my Ministry’s officers, I am working closely with MAS Cargo and Pos Asia Cargo Express to ensure cargo flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sarawak are not interrupted,” he disclosed.
Lee reiterated that MAS Cargo will continue to operate one flight daily from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching except on Mondays and Sundays.
Similarly, Pos Asia Cargo Express operates one cargo flight daily for the Kuala Lumpur-Kuching sector and Kuala Lumpur-Miri sector except on Sunday.
“My ministry has also been notified by the airline companies that cargo is also being transported via Kuala Lumpur-Sibu, Kuala Lumpur-Miri and Kuala Lumpur-Kuching using passenger aircrafts with cargo weight limit up to two tonnes per flight,” Lee added.
Lee also disclosed that his ministry’s officers will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with the airline companies to make certain that cargo flights will be sustained for the continued supply of essential items for the rakyat of Sarawak. — DayakDaily