Free school bus service to be introduced next year for all students

Abang Johari presenting Sarawak Budget 2020 at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) here today.

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KUCHING, Nov 4:  The State Government will introduce a Free School Bus Service next year for students in Kuching city.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the service aims to provide students within Kuching city with a convenient travelling mode back and forth to school. 

The service will later be extended to other cities and towns across Sarawak.

“The service will be based on the hop-on hop-off concept where the students could hop-on the bus at any point along the route and then hop-off at their respective schools. 

“This idea is mooted from our recognition of the financial burden faced by the low-income families in urban areas in meeting the cost of transportation to school. 

“Notwithstanding that, this service would also help to ease traffic congestion in the city area. 

“This will be our pilot initiative and will be introduced to other densely populated cities in Sarawak, when the need arises,” announced Abang Johari while delivery Sarawak Budget 2020 at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) today. — DayakDaily