New airport likely in Sarawak’s Lawas

New airport likely in Sarawak’s Lawas

Source: Published by The Nation Thailand on May 14, 2012. SARAWAK may get a new airport in Lawas after the Malaysian prime minister gave indications that the project will be prioritised under the country's 10th national development plan, a minister said yesterday. The Sarawak government's request for a new airport in Lawas has drawn positive response from Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, according to a Bernama report citing Sarawak Minister of Public Utilities Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. There are indications that the project would be accorded priority under the 10th Malaysia Plan (2011-2015), the minister told reporters following a guest appearance on Radio Television Malaysia's morning talk show "Selamat Pagi Malaysia" in Kuching yesterday. A site for the new airport has been proposed by the state government, which Awang Tengah said should be able to accommodate aircraft such as the ATR-72. The existing airport can only take smaller aircraft such as the Twin Otter. The new airport would also facilitate...
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S’wak govt allocates RM150 mln for Lawas Airport

S’wak govt allocates RM150 mln for Lawas Airport

Source: Published by Rachel Lau from Borneo Post Online on November 23, 2018. Villagers welcome Awang Tengah at Kampung Bangat to officiate the house upgrading programme for the Jalan Punang zone. LAWAS: The State Government is allocating RM150 million for the earthworks of the proposed new Lawas Airport project through the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) to make up for the recently slashed funding that was approved by the previous federal government. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said this at the launch of house upgrading programme for the poor under Jalan Punang zone in Kampung Sungai Bangkat, Lawas on Friday. He said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has approved this fund through the NRDA after the approval of the first phase of the project by the former Prime Minister was not honoured by the new federal government. This would be for earth filling  and associated works of the approved site. The State Government has taken over funding of several...
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