Cargoes of Sarawakian businessmen stranded at Kota Kinabalu Airport

Datuk Lee Kim Shin

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MIRI, Apr 2:  Sarawak government will assist Sarawakian businessmen whose cargoes of  are stranded at Kota Kinabalu Airport in Sabah.

Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin said his ministry had received feedback from some local Sarawak importers that their cargoes are stranded in Sabah and could not be brought to Sarawak.

“This was due to the cancellation of flight services to cities in Sarawak by some airline companies in compliance with the Movement Control Order (MCO) issued by the government.

“To resolve this problem, I have communicated with the CEO of MASwings to seek his assistance to consider bringing in the stranded cargoes at Kota Kinabalu Airport, Sabah to the cities in Sarawak based on MASwings flight schedules, routes, frequency and the availability of cargo space for each flight,” Lee said.

The Senadin assemblyman assured the local importers that the Sarawak government is fully committed to assist them to solve their dilemma.

“To ensure that stranded cargoes will be put on MASwings flights without delays, all affected local importers are advised to contact directly to these telephone numbers (+6088-515276 and +6088-515277) to speak to the MASwings Cargo Sales Department,” he said.

He stressed that priority will be given to cargoes which are essential items and these include face masks, sanitisers and other medical equipments that are much needed to curb the spread of COVID-19. — DayakDaily