Friday, March 22

Miri Airport to be expanded under 11MP


MIRI: The Miri Airport will be expanded further to cater to the growing volume of passengers and cargo passing through it, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, here yesterday.

He said the expansion project would be implemented under the 11th Malaysia Plan following the increase in air passengers using the airport which was projected to reach two million within the next two years. The airport recorded an increase of 9.75 per cent in passenger traffic during the first nine months of this year where 1.35 million passengers used the airport compared with 1.23 million during the same period last year, he said at a press conference after a one-day working visit here.

He said cargo traffic also increased 18.69 per cent during the period under review from 4,849 metric tons to 5,756 metric tons. “It is the busiest domestic airport in Malaysia in terms of passenger and aircraft movement,” he said. — Bernama