As Malaysia is showing signs of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, more public transport is expected to operate to support the domestic tourism in the nation.
This comes after the government implemented the Langkawi Tourism Bubble Pilot Project and the island has open its doors for visitors.
According to Bernama, Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the tourism and transport sector, especially aviation, has seen high demand when it reopened last Thursday (16 September).
“The aviation sector is currently getting ready, even airlines are getting ready to open ticket sales counters, and I think this is the time after they have not been working for a long time.” he said.
“Economic recovery is currently underway, for example on Thursday, a total of 800 travellers started their journey to Langkawi from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), while 720 travellers departed from KLIA2.” he said.
Wee said that the Ministry recorded a total of 1,520 passengers departed on 8 flights to Langkawi on the first day of the Langkawi domestic tourism bubble pilot project.
Meanwhile, he added that these flights involved 4 from Malaysia Airlines flights, one Malindo Air flight and 3 AirAsia flights.
Besides that, Wee also said 17 JPJ mobile counters have been deployed nationwide so far, including in the Federal Territories of Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.
He added that the Ministry will add 2 more counters in the near future to meet the increasing demand of the public who uses the JPJ services.
“We see many people wanting the services of JPJ such as the renewal of driving licences and vehicle licences which are now only done at JPJ office and post office.”
“Meanwhile, holders of learner’s driving licences (LDL), which are expiring, have been extended until 30 June next year due to the difficulties of the public in getting an appointment slot to renew their driving licences.” he said.
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