US$5 bil oil refinery, airport in Lawas to be game changer

US$5 bil oil refinery, airport in Lawas to be game changer

Source: Published by O&G LINKS from Borneo Post Online on November 30, 2019 KUCHING: The proposed US$ 5 billion oil refinery in Lawas would be a game changer for development in the northern region of Sarawak and Sarawak economy as a whole once completed, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Abang Johari said the refinery complex should be completed by 2022 if the current negotiation and preparations were proceeding as scheduled. He made these remarks during a briefing at the Sinopec oil refinery complex in Hainan today. A statement today said the chief minster was leading a delegation of state officials on a two-day fact-finding trip to the Sinopec oil refining facility located at the Yangpu Economic Development Zone in Northwestern Hainan Island. Among the state delegates was Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is Second Minister of Urban Development and Resources and Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development. An official of Sinopec Engineering...
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Sarawak govt expected to fund three new airport projects

Sarawak govt expected to fund three new airport projects

Source: Published Jack Wong from The Star on Monday, 18 November 2019. MASwings' pilots making a landing at Bario STOLport operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Sarawak has the most number of STOLport in the country due to its rough geographical terrain. - EDDIE CHUA/The Star KUCHING: The Sarawak government is expected to fund three new airport projects costing more than RM780mil to provide and enhance air accessibility in the rural areas. These are the new Lawas airport in northern Sarawak, for which RM480mil has been approved, and two short take-off and landing airports (STOLports). The proposed STOLports are Bebuling in Spaoh in the Betong Division (RM108.3mil) and Bukit Mabong, Tunoh in the Kapit Division (RM193.1mil), according to Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister and Infrastructure and Port Development Minister Tan Sri James Masing. He said the STOLports are currently being designed, with tenders expected to be called in first-quarter 2020. The two STOLports, which will both have a runway length of 780m, will cater to Twin...
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