MIRI: Miri Airport, as the northern gateway to Sarawak and one of the main and most important tourist attractions in the state, should be upgraded to enable it to receive direct international flights for the convenience of international travellers.
In making the suggestion, PAS Miri chief cum state deputy commissioner III Jofri Jaraee said this was because Miri is Sarawak’s second largest city with a population of about 300,000 and famous for its natural assets and tourist attractions.
“Miri is surrounded by four world-class national parks such as Mount Mulu, Niah Caves, Bukit Lambir Loagan Bunut and Gunung Mulu National Park which are regularly visited by foreign and local tourists,” he said.
He cited some of these attractions as Unesco World Heritage sites that encompass incredible caves and rock formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.
In addition, he said Miri is well-known for traditional handicrafts and souvenir shops.