Sarawak Assistant Minister of Transportation Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said that the introduction of the electric bus or eBus to service the state capital of Kuching in 2019 will make Sarawak more comprehensive in its approach towards a clean environment.
The technology, set to replace the conventional diesel buses offered under the Stage Bus Services Transformation (SBST), is said to be much more environmentally friendly.
“Electric buses are much more environment-friendly than diesel buses.
“The introduction of the eBus will be under supervision of Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Transportation together with the relevant agencies.
“We hope that these e-buses will be able to roll off in the year 2019.
“We are doing the entire infrastructure to be available for these e-buses.”
On Sunday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri issued a statement to inform that a total of 90 myBas electric buses would be allocated to Kuching under the SBST.