KUCHING, June 21: Bus services of flat rate RM1.00 is now available to ferry Sarawakians to different vaccination centres in major towns statewide.
The Sarawak Government through State Transport Ministry, in collaboration with the relevant agencies and the Stage Bus Companies, are providing bus services under its RM1.00 Flat Rate Bus Fare Programme to connect to Pusat Pemberian Vaksin (PPV) or vaccination centres in major towns in Sarawak.
Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin, in a statement, said the Stage Bus Companies and Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd have provided details on routes and schedules of the Stage Bus services that connect to Pusat Pemberian Vaksin (PPV) or vaccination centres in Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Serian, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah and Miri.
These Stage Bus routes and scheduling are listed below and can also be viewed by the public in the Ministry of Transport, Sarawak (MOTS) website https://mot.sarawak.gov.my for information and easy reference.
This information has also been distributed to all Residents who are also the Chairmen of the Divisional Disaster Management Committee for dissemination to the public at the division and district levels.
Lee said the Stage Bus service is just one of the various modes of transportation that the public can take from their homes to PPV or vaccination centres for Covid-19 vaccination purposes.
“The government, mindful that the current pandemic has cause difficulties to many people, has taken this initiative so that people who are eligible for vaccination have option and choice to use public transportation,” said Lee.
By using the stage buses and hydrogen buses to the PPV or immunisation centres, they need not have to worry about parking problems, he added.
“I would also like to remind the public that the fare for these bus services is only RM1.00 per trip per person which is very affordable to the users especially taking into consideration the adverse impact of Covid-19 to personal finance.
“It is the government’s hope that the affordable bus fare of RM1.00 will encourage more people to go to the PPV or immunisation centres for their first of second dose vaccinations,” said Lee. — DayakDaily