Kita mengesa agar pihak kerajaan segera menaikkan taraf lapangan terbang Miri menjadi lapangan terbang antarabangsa selaras dengan piawaian antarabangsa seperti yang disyorkan oleh Jabatan Penerbangan Awam (JPA).
With the special lane for local passengers will facilitate the screening process without having to queue too long until troublesome passengers with many families, especially those with small children and the elderly.
The administration of Miri airport and immigration authorities should upgrading passenger screening system by using a system that is more sophisticated since the provisions for Miri airport is still not fully utilized.
The safety and efficiency standards to be complied with by the aerodrome owners and/or operators are laid out as Standards and Recommended Practices [SARPS] of Annex 14 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and Aerodrome Directives published by Department of Civil Aviation.
The primary role of Airport Standards Division is to regulate aerodrome activities in ensuring safe and efficient operations for public safety in the vicinity of aerodromes.
Among the advice of airport @ Aerodrome operations is to provide guidance and advice on aerodrome operation matters in accordance with international standards and recommended practices, and other safety requirements.
We urge the government to immediately upgrade Miri airport to the international airport in line with international standards as recommended by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
2014 budget allocations ago should be fully utilized for the upgrading of Miri airport so that Miri city became a centre of international tourism in northern Sarawak.
We hope this gets the appropriate attention of the government because Miri airport still lack of basic facilities that are equivalent to standards of international airport. Cooperation with the parties concerned to upgrade Miri airport is very much appreciated.