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By William Isau
SIBU, May 9: The Sarawak Ministry of Transport is proposing to revive the annual Shell Traffic Games which was last held in 2015.
Speaking at a press conference today, its minister Dato Sri Lee Khim Shin said his ministry together with the State Road Safety Council are looking seriously into the matter.
“My ministry is looking to revive traffic games to educate school children on road safety, rules and regulations so as to educate them how to become responsible drivers,” he said.
Lee said there are traffic gardens in most parts of the State, including in which include Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.
On flights to the state following the removal of a number of restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he said his ministry had asked major airlines to increase their flight frequency.
“We have meetings with major airlines such as AirAsia, Malindo, Firefly and MASwings and our plan for the future is to increase flights to Sarawak,” he said.
His ministry had also requested AirAsia to operate the new Sibu-Singapore-Sibu sector.
“I have received requests for flights to Sibu from Singapore. AA (AirAsia) is looking into it, They will conduct a marketing survey in the later part of the year to determine the response,” he said.
Lee said the government also wants to revive flights for the Kuching-Pontianak-Kuching sector which were grounded due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lee said Royal Brunei Airlines had on May 1 resumed a twice weekly flight to Kuching while Scoot Tigerair (a low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) had also on April 3, commenced the Singapore-Kuching sector with five flights weekly.
“Scoot is flying twice a week to Miri while AA is flying daily from Singapore to Kuching and four flights to Miri weekly,” he added. — DayakDaily