New airport site to be moved to make way for oil, road projects

New airport site to be moved to make way for oil, road projects

Posted by Philip Kiew from Borneo Post Online on February 5, 2020, Wednesday at 12:01 AM Awang Tengah, with his wife Datuk Dayang Morliah Awang Daud on his left, strikes the traditional Chinese drum to mark the start of the festivities LAWAS: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan says the Sarawak government will move the site of the proposed new Lawas Airport to facilitate the implementation of proposed US$5-billion integrated oil refinery project and construction of the coastal road. “We want to adjust the site of the new airport as this huge investment project will change Lawas, but the site should not be too near the airport,” he spoke at a Chinese New Year celebration in Lawas Indoor Stadium on Monday night. Awang Tengah, who is also Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development, said the refinery would be a gamechanger for Lawas and northern Sarawak. “It will generate lots of economic spin-offs, downstream industries, and business opportunities...
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