Ministry to forward proposal to S’wak govt to upgrade, expand Sg Tujoh ICQS complex

The long queue at the Sungai Tujoh checkpoint on Jan 28, 2024.

By Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, Jan 29: The Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industries, and Performing Arts Sarawak will put forward a proposal to the State government for upgrading and expanding works of the Sungai Tujoh Immigration, Customs, Quarantine, and Security (ICQS) complex checkpoint Kuala Baram to resolve traffic congestions there.

According to its deputy minister, Datuk Sebastian Ting, this has been a longstanding problem, which is another measure taken while awaiting approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN).

“The problems with the checkpoints are due to its layout; if the car in front is not cleared, there will be a blockage in the back,” he said today.

He added the layout of the checkpoints needs upgrading works to allow the vehicles passing through and entering the checkpoints to move smoothly.

On Sunday, hundreds of vehicles queued up as they entered Miri from Brunei. Some of the vehicles were coming from Limbang and Lawas, heading into Sarawak from Miri, and were queued up for four to five hours before they were finally cleared at the checkpoint counters. — DayakDaily