Malaysia Airports works with Royal Malaysian Air Force to send 350 #MYAirportCARES comfort kits to front liners in Tawau and Kota Kinabalu
SUBANG – We continue to provide aid to our country’s front liners by extending our #MYAirportCARES programme to East Malaysia in our latest community responsibility initiative. With help from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), 350 units of comfort kits are delivered to the front liners in Tawau and Kota Kinabalu who are aggressively battling COVID-19 as the state records the highest number of cases in the country. The items were sent via the Charlie 130 aircraft that took off to two destinations namely Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA Code: BKI) and Tawau Airport (IATA Code: TWU).
Group chief executive officer (CEO) of Malaysia Airports, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said that since the onset of the pandemic, all airports nationwide have been tasked to also look at the welfare of their respective surrounding communities, “Apart from serving as a transport hub, airports play an important role within their own socio-economic environment.
With the government’s mobilisation of additional front liners to Sabah, we wanted to extend a helping hand so that front liners who are working long hours can maintain their personal hygiene and be more comfortable during their rest period in between performing their duties.”
The #MYairportCARES comfort kits consist of one sleeping bag, a face towel and a set of toiletries each. Earlier this year, 2,000 units of the same kits were distributed to Hospital Sungai Buloh, the designated reference hospital to handle the pandemic for the country while 500 units were provided to stranded passengers at KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL).
“We also wish to thank RMAF for helping us transport the comfort kits to Sabah. We highly appreciate the solidarity to keep our country safe in these trying times. Meanwhile, we remain committed in ensuring the safety of everyone, not just within our own airport network, but also the nation at large,” Dato’ Mohd Shukrie further added.
Upon arrival at BKI and TWU, the #MYairportCARES comfort kits were handed over to the MOH representative of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal Malaysian Police, Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Immigration Department of Malaysia, Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysia Civil Defence Force and Majlis Perbandaran Tawau on behalf of the National Disaster Secretariat, respectively.