Malaysia to set up four more international gateways in 2022

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NDO/VNA – Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs Hamzah Zainudin announced on January 13 that his country will establish four more international gateways in Sarawak, Johor and Terengganu in 2022.

In his 2022 New Year message, Hamzah said that the new entry points at Teluk Melano and Kapit in Sarawak, and Pengerang in Johor and Setiu in Terengganu, will facilitate travel into the country and boost economic cooperation with neighbouring nations.

The Malaysian government had allocated 8.8 million RM (4.4 million USD) under its 2022 budget for building eight border control posts to increase the presence of General Operations Force enforcement personnel, he said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs will also develop a border control blueprint and begin studies on the development of an integrated border control system known as the national border control system, he said, affirming that this system is in line with the approach under the ministry’s Strategic Plan in the 2021-2025 period.

The official said the Southeast Asian nation had been climbing up the ranks as a safe country and a good place for doing business, as evident from its 23rd spot among 163 countries in the Global Peace Index 2021 and 12th placing among 190 countries on the Ease of Doing Business Index.