New and modern Immigration complex at Tebedu soon

Zahid (second left) and Abang Johari (centre) are seen on a walkabout at the Tebedu ICQS complex here.

SERIAN, Dec 28: The Tebedu Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) will see some major improvements in years to come, comparable to the newly completed and modern Entikong (Indonesia) ICQS complex.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he and the Sarawak government have agreed to foot the cost 50-50 once the paperwork has been compiled, and the plan approved by the federal cabinet.

Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said a task force, to be chaired by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, needed to be formed first, and a technical committee, to be chaired by his deputy Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, will coordinate the task force to come up with a working paper including the estimated cost within 60 days from now.

“The task force has two weeks (from now) to hold a meeting and 60 days to prepare a working paper which is then to be informed to the Economic Council and presented at the next cabinet meeting,” he said after a working visit to the Tebedu ICQS complex here earlier today, adding that the Tebedu ICQS complex was gazetted on July 1, 1989.

The new Entikong ICQS complex was launched by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Dec 21, 2016. It features a traditional Borneon Indonesian-designed exterior and interior with modern facilities, comparable to a modern international airport. — DayakDaily