Construction on Jagoi Babang ICQS in Kalimantan progressing fast to reciprocate Sarawak counterpart in Serikin

Construction progress of Indonesia's ICQS at Jagoi Babang. Photo taken from Henry's Tasik Biru Admin Facebook page.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Aug 29: The Indonesian government is making fast progress in the construction of an Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) post at Jagoi Babang, reciprocating Sarawak’s initiative to do the same at a site four kilometres away from Kampung Serikin.

Tasik Biru assemblyman Dato Henry Harry Jinep said the construction of the Indonesian ICQS began last year following an announcement by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in Serikin on March 1, 2020.

“The impressive project (in Jagoi Babang) is progressing fast and they expect to complete it by July 2022,” he said in a post on social media yesterday (Aug 28).

View of the construction of Indonesia’s ICQS at Jagoi Babang from afar. Photo taken from Henry’s Tasik Biru Admin Facebook page.

The ICQS posts in Jagoi Babang and Serikin will serve as border control points for trade activities between Sarawak and Kalimantan, when they are finished.

Without encroaching on the existing Serikin border market which is also known as ‘Gerai Tani Jagoi’, the development of the ICQS in Serikin will ensure more regular and systematic trade transactions with the neighbouring country. — DayakDaily