SIBU: All express boat and speedboat operations across the state are suspended until further notice starting Monday (March 23).
But Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin assured that for emergency purposes, boats would be made available.
"A notice has been issued with the phone numbers displayed at all express boat terminals to enable the people to make calls in case of emergency cases.
"Together with the Sarawak Rivers Board, we will monitor the situation from time to time and the development of water transport services during the movement control order period," he said.
Lee called upon river transport operators and river transport users to give their full support and cooperation to the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.
He said the suspension of temporary operations also include short distance river routes throughout the state.
Express boats (including shuttles) suspended from Monday are:
1. Kuching-Tanjung Manis-Sarikei-Sibu
5. Sibu-Song-Ng Yong
12. Kapit-Ng Merit-Kapit
16. Kapit-Ng Ibau-Kapit
17. Kapit-Ng Gaat-Kapit
19. Sarikei-Tanjung Manis-Sarikei
Speedboats suspended are:
1. Sarikei-Tanjung Manis-Sarikei
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