Kong: Input on airport facilities is important

  • Nation
  • Monday, 22 Aug 2011

IPOH: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said groups representing the disabled were always welcomed to discuss with him their needs at the new low-cost carrier terminal at KL International Airport, or KLIA2.

He said he empathised with them, adding that he had always stressed that facilities at the airport should be built according to international best practices.

“The facilities must focus on aspects like convenience, safety, security and comfort,” he said yesterday.

Kong said feedback from the people, especially the disabled, would be important for the authorities to ensure the country’s airports have first class facilities.

Media reports yesterday highlighted a group of disabled people disagreeing with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s decision not to install aerobridges at KLIA2.

Their spokesman, Christine Lee, who is wheelchair-bound, said aerobridges were important for disabled passengers, those with walking difficulties, senior citizens, children and pregnant women.

Kong urged the groups concerned to meet him over the matter.

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