MALAYSIA Airlines is expected to operate Fokker 50 aircraft to Mulu from Miri in six months, said state Infrastructure Development and Communications Minister Datuk Dr Wong Soon Koh.
He said the upgrading project for the Mulu Airport to accommodate the aircraft was now 93% complete.
The national carrier now uses the 19-seater Twin Otter aircraft for the service to Mulu, a popular world heritage site.
Wong told Aidan Wing (BN – Lambir) during question time that the Tanjung Manis Airport in the Lower Rejang Basin in central Sarawak would have its runway extended to 1,500m from 1,190m.
Assistant Minister for Tourism Peter Nyarok told Danniel Ngieng Kiong Ann (BN – Bukit Assek) that only selected musical groups taking part in the Rainforest World Music Festival at the Sarawak Cultural Village here in July would perform in Sibu and Miri.
He said a full performance by all the musical groups in the two towns was not possible, due to high costs.
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