Transport Minister: Separate lanes to be introduced at Sg Tujoh collection booth to ease congestion

Lee (fifth right), Tan (on Lee's left), and immigration officers visiting the collection toll booths.

MIRI, Feb 21: To ease congestion heading towards the Sungai Tujoh Kuala Baram collection booth, Sarawak Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin is looking to introduce separate lanes for nearby residents and staff of the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine, and Security (ICQS) complex.

“I was told that the surrounding residents and Sungai Tujoh ICQS Complex staff are facing difficulties whenever they pass through the toll booths because of the long queue,” said Lee today.

He added that the situation worsened during weekends as foreigners returned to their country.

“Most of the residents from the surrounding area have no choice but to endure the long queue,” he said.

Meanwhile, in response to Lee’s suggestion, the executive manager of the collection toll booth company, Woodville of Shin Yang group, Dr Gary Tan, said they are trying to materialise it. Currently, six collection booths are in operation.

On another note, Mirians and foreigners can expect to see some changes at the collection booths in Sungai Tujoh this year as efforts to beautify and improve them are underway.

“As suggested by Datuk Sri Lee that we needed to do something to make these collection booths more vibrant, we are keen to do some upgrading works such as replacing the existing signage with LED lights or repainting the collection booths.

“We hope to begin the work this year,” he disclosed. — DayakDaily