Friday, January 15, 2010

Water taxis along Sarawak River in July

KUCHING: Come July water taxis will be a common sight along the Sarawak River, serving commuters between Kubah Ria and Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.

This was announced by Minister of Housing and Urban Development Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg at a press conference in his office at Wisma Sultan Tengah in Petra Jaya yesterday.

Apart from it being another mode of transport, the water taxis would help to ease congestion along the roads, and serve as another tourism product.

He said that the water taxis would incorporate safety features, and would be user friendly. He added that a committee chaired by Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development had been formed to look into making this a reality.

Its members include representatives from Sarawak Rivers Board, Marine Department, Institut Reka Bentuk, and Satok Tourism Committee.

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