Sibu Express Boat Terminal is set to be the first terminal in Sarawak to have a separate arrival and departure halls, according to a member of Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB) Chieng Buong Toon.

He told reporters yesterday that he had suggested at a recent board committee meeting to get the terminal to have the separate halls.

“This will be a more systematic approach in ensuring a smooth traffic flow especially during festivities. Passengers after purchasing their tickets and registered at the counter would proceed to the departure hall.

“The separation of arrival and departure halls would go a long way to curb the problem of overloading,” Chieng said after officiating at a safety campaign on river transportation here.

He added that they were bidding for fund to implement the proposal targeted for next year.

-The Borneo Post