Masing (centre), accompanied by Juanda and others, visiting the site of the new airport.

MUKAH: The construction of the new RM360-million Mukah airport is expected to be completed by January next year.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said the construction work had been disrupted for three months due to the movement control order (MCO).

“Now work has started again,” he told a press conference at the new airport site on Sunday (Aug 9).

Masing said the new airport would boost the development of Mukah.

He added that it would also be an important link point for the growing industries in Mukah and its surrounding areas.

While the current airport could only accommodate Twin Otters, the new airport would allow ATR-type aircraft to land, he said.

Also present during the visit was Jemoreng Assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya.