Generating progressive development

Sime Darby Industrial is proud to be able to play a role in the construction of a brand new airport in Mukah, Sarawak, which will create better connectivity to the coastal town.  

For the 50,000 residents of the remote town of Mukah in Sarawak, the announcement on the construction of a new airport is much cause for celebration.

Presently, the existing airstrip, which is for short take-off and landing, only caters to helicopters and light aircrafts.

With the new airport, expected to be completed in 2020, comes better connectivity between Mukah, a coastal town about two hours by road from the city of Sibu, and the rest of Sarawak and other domestic routes in Malaysia.

Tractor Malaysia, the exclusive Caterpillar dealership under Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd for more than 88 years, has clinched an award to supply Caterpillar machines from Kuching-based Ibraco Berhad, which has been awarded the project to construct the airport.

CK Teoh, Managing Director of Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd said, “The deal with Ibraco that brings progressive development to Sarawak is close to our heart. We began our journey here in Sarawak in 1929, and we’ve come a long way since 88 years ago, supporting the development of roads, agriculture, and forestry. We even played a major role in the building of the Bakun Dam.”

“In the past, we have been responsible for major infrastructure projects such as KLIA, KLIA2, and the SMART Tunnel. We are proud to be a part of Sarawak’s journey of growth and connectivity."

Tractors Malaysia will be delivering approximately 20 units of construction and infrastructure heavy machinery comprising bulldozers, hydraulic excavators, motor graders, and soil compactors.

The RM9.5 million contract with additional orders expected, is a major milestone for Tractors Malaysia which is renowned in the construction and infrastructure sectors due to reliability and excellent aftersales service.

The deal with Ibraco which brings progressive development to Sarawak is close to our hearts as we began our journey in Sarawak in 1929, and we’ve come a long way since.