Transport and Infrastructure



Air Transport


Sarawak is serviced by 2 international airports in Kuching and Miri, five regional airports, and a number of smaller airfields built to service the remote population in the interior area to the north east of Baram. The airports provides vital air connectivity in this largest state of Malaysia, bringing about greater mobility of people and goods between cities. 

 

Most major towns and cities offer various modes of public transport services, including buses, taxis and limousine services. Bus services are also available for those travelling within the state as well as international routes to Indonesia (Pontianak) and Brunei.

 

Land Transport


Under the politics of development, Sarawak's extensive network of road and bridges brings people closer to the mainstream of development.  Presently, Sarawak has around 30,000km of road.  The main road route through Borneo is the Trans-Borneo Highway, which is approximately 2,083 kilometres from end to end connected most of the major town and cities in Sarawak.

 

Water Transport


Rivers are the lifeblood of Sarawak.   Sarawak has a total of 55 navigable rivers with a combined length of 3,300 km.  The State’s river transport system has great significance to the large section of Sarawak’s population who live in the interior and along the coast.  Express boat services utilise the many waterways inland to get to rural areas inaccessible by road.

 

International and Coastal Shipping


International and coastal shipping.  Sarawak’s main ports are in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.  All of Sarawak's ports are well equipped to handle general and bulk cargoes, whether dry, liquid or gaseous.  With the exception of Bintulu Port, which is under the Federal Government, all of the State’s ports are managed as State Port Authorities.

 

Water Supply


Water supply in Sarawak is readily available and adheres strictly to the international standards of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for drinkable water.

Kuching Water Board (KWB) and Sibu Water Board (SWB) are the two Statutory Authorities that responsible for the management and provision of water supply services to Kuching and Sibu respectively, while State-owned LAKU Management Sdn. Bhd. manage the water supplies water to Miri, Bintulu and Limbang.

The Sarawak Public Works Department (JKR Sarawak) Water Supply Branch is responsible for the planning, development, operation and maintenance of water supply services provided to all other areas.