BCCK ready to serve as Covid-19 vaccination centre

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, the largest convention centre in Borneo and the mega PPV venue for Kuching.

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Editor’s Note:  This story has been updated at 2.50pm, June 4, 2021 at the request of BCCK.

KUCHING, June 3: The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) has been selected as a Mega PPV (Vaccination centre) in Kuching beginning June 7, 2021 until the national immunisation programme is completed.

“We are honoured to be chosen as a Mega PPV site and we are ready to become an active enabler in Sarawak’s effort’s to flatten the curve and to return Sarawak to safety and normalcy,” said Tan Sri Wilson Baya Dandot, executive director of BCCK.

Meanwhile, BCCK chief executive officer Eric Van Piggelen said they are expecting to serve up to 4,000 people per day, with a potential to expand up to 10,000.

“BCCK was initially built for the sole purpose of enhancing the business event industry in Sarawak but it has been amazing to see how fast our local BE industry has rallied together to make this happen for Sarawak.  We will do whatever it takes to expedite this vaccination process for Sarawak,” said Van Piggelen in an updated press statement today.

To avoid complications on the day, a trial run will be carried out from June 3 to 6, with vaccinations officially beginning on June 7, 2021.

He urged everyone who is qualified for the vaccine to register, for the sake of public safety and as well as Malaysia’s economy.

“BCCK is working closely with the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and CITF (Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force) to ensure that we are prepared to serve the public safely and efficiently.

“Mandatory safety precautions include physical distancing of at least one meter between individuals, temperature and MySejahtera scanning at entrances, and frequent sanitising,” Van Piggelen said.

BCCK is equipped with a shaded and conveniently located drop-off point for those using e-hailing options. There is also ample parking and handicap facilities for disabled people.

For the safety of those with vaccination appointments, we would like to remind the public that no walk-ins are permitted currently and events within the centre at this time will be put on hold until further notice.— DayakDaily