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Pantai Damai proposed as new Kuching International Airport location

Basic infrastucture already in place at proposed airport site

Pantai Damai has been proposed as the location for the new Kuching International Airport.

According to a news report by TVS, the verbal proposal was made by Pantai Damai ADUN, Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

He is also the Deputy Minister for Utility and. Telecommunication II (Utility) in Sarawak.

The news article further quoted Abdul Rahman as saying that Pantai Damai was previously the proposed location for an airport, with a site between Rambungan and Telaga Air identified for such purpose.

The site Abdul Rahman said, was nearby the proposed Federal Administrative Complex (FAC), and the area is already almost connected to the Jalan Pehin Sri Adenan Satem.

He was also quoted as saying that basic infrastucture is already readily available within the proposed area.

Abdul Rahman also added that if the there is a bridge built to cross the Rambungan river, the proposed airport site would be accesible from Jalan Pehin Sri Adenan Satem.

A few days ago, Sarawak Premier, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg announced that the government is planning to build a new international airport in Kuching to replace the current one which is deemed inadequate for the current and future needs of Sarawak.

The Premier however didn’t mention of the location for the new Kuching International Airport, making it a guessing game for many.

Where is Pantai Damai

Pantai Damai, or at least the Pantai Damai Sarawak constituency, covers areas of Telaga Air, Salak, Temenggong, Jaya Bakti, Santubong, Buntal, Rampangi, Sejinjang, Astana, Demak Baru, Semarang, and Bintawa.

Aside from being blessed to be at the sea side, the area is also home to the up-coming Borneo Astronomy Centre.

Check Pantai Damai to read more articles related to Pantai Damai, or read more about the current Kuching International Airport.

 

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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