Dr Noor Hisham: 149 people test positive for Covid-19 from Langkawi travel bubble since Sept 16

4 October 2021 A total of 149 people who visited Kedah through the Langkawi Travel Bubble programme since September 16 have been found to be Covid-19 positive after being tested with the Antigen Rapid Test Kits (RTK-Ag). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham in a statement today said so far 186 people have been … Continue reading Dr Noor Hisham: 149 people test positive for Covid-19 from Langkawi travel bubble since Sept 16

New private COVID-19 screening facility at KLIA now open

4 October 2021 International passengers arriving at KL International Airport (KLIA) can now experience its new private COVD-19 screening facility that promises safe, convenient and efficient testing procedures. This new facility started operating yesterday (19 September 2021) and is able to provide COVID-19 RTK, Rapid Molecular PCR and RT-PCR results within 15 minutes, 1 hour … Continue reading New private COVID-19 screening facility at KLIA now open

12MP Moots Hazard Teams At KLIA For Pandemic Preparedness

27 September 2021 The new Institute of Infectious Diseases proposed in the PM’s Parliament speech does not appear in the 12th Malaysia Plan document; there is already an existing Institute for Public Health under MOH’s National Institutes of Health with its own Centre for Communicable Diseases Research. The government is looking to bolster Malaysia’s preparedness … Continue reading 12MP Moots Hazard Teams At KLIA For Pandemic Preparedness

Malaysia lifts incoming travellers’ ban on 5 countries: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal

24 September 2021 All travellers who have obtained entry approvals through MYEntry, MYTravelPass, or others will need to adhere to the requirements of being fully vaccinated, COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, and quarantine. Malaysia has lifted entry restrictions from five previously banned countries, subject to strictly following the conditions set in place by the Immigration … Continue reading Malaysia lifts incoming travellers’ ban on 5 countries: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal

Atlas Vending supports local entrepreneurs via Sapot SME campaign

29 September 2021 To support the local small and medium enterprises (SME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlas Vending (M) Sdn Bhd recently launched Sapot SME campaign, a multi-brand collaboration involving 13 SMEs, each from a different state in Malaysia. In partnership with Atlas Vending, each SME placed halal-certified local favourites in Atlas vending’s machines … Continue reading Atlas Vending supports local entrepreneurs via Sapot SME campaign

AirAsia Celebrates Launch of Langkawi Travel Bubble with Inaugural Flights from 5 Cities, Island-wide E-hailing Service

22 September 2021 AirAsia is celebrating its maiden flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi with the launch of its very first ride-hailing services on the island. The inaugural service utilizing an Airbus A321neo aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) at 0950hrs with a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel. … Continue reading AirAsia Celebrates Launch of Langkawi Travel Bubble with Inaugural Flights from 5 Cities, Island-wide E-hailing Service

HQA to improve home quarantine system for inbound travellers

21 September 2021 THE Home Quarantine Application (HQA) Portal, set to be accessible starting today, is aimed to improve the home quarantine system, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar. He added that the improvement measures were carried out following a drastic number of home quarantine applications for foreign travellers who had completed the Covid-19 … Continue reading HQA to improve home quarantine system for inbound travellers

MAHB partners Maxis to set up M’sia’s first 5G digital airport

21 September 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has announced a strategic partnership with Maxis Bhd to co-develop a digital transformation roadmap for “smart airport” operations as part of its Airports 4.0 digitalisation initiatives. MAHB said Maxis will be managing the WiFi and 5G-related network services and solutions at both terminals of the nation’s flagship … Continue reading MAHB partners Maxis to set up M’sia’s first 5G digital airport

New Private COVID-19 Screening Facility At KLIA Now Open

21 September 2021 International passengers arriving at KL International Airport (KLIA) can now experience its new private COVID-19 screening facility that promises safe, convenient and efficient testing procedures. This Health Screening Centre started operating yesterday (19 September 2021) and is able to provide COVID-19 RTK, Rapid Molecular PCR and RT-PCR results within 15 minutes, 1 … Continue reading New Private COVID-19 Screening Facility At KLIA Now Open

Fully vaccinated returnees can apply for home quarantine via new portal tomorrow

20 September 2021 Fully vaccinated Malaysians and foreigners returning from overseas will no longer have to send emails to apply for their home quarantine. Instead, they can apply via the Home Quarantine Application (HQA) portal at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa, starting tomorrow from 8am. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the HQA portal was aimed at simplifying the process … Continue reading Fully vaccinated returnees can apply for home quarantine via new portal tomorrow

Malaysia Airports and Maxis form strategic partnership for Smart Airport experience

20 September 2021 As part of its Airports 4.0 digitisation initiatives, Malaysia Airports has entered into a strategic partnership with Maxis to co-develop a digital transformation roadmap for Smart Airport operations. The group-wide digitisation initiatives transformation journey by Malaysia Airports had started in 2018. Since then, the airport operator has ramped up efforts to put … Continue reading Malaysia Airports and Maxis form strategic partnership for Smart Airport experience

MOH sets up HQA portal for travellers to apply for home quarantine

20 September 2021 Fully-vaccinated travellers from overseas wishing to undergo compulsory home quarantine can apply to do so through the Home Quarantine Application (HQA) portal on the Ministry of Health (MOH) website from tomorrow, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. “The application must be made seven to 10 days prior to arriving in Malaysia,” he said, … Continue reading MOH sets up HQA portal for travellers to apply for home quarantine

Maxis appointed telco partner in KLIA’s digital transformation

20 September 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd is collaborating with Maxis Bhd to develop a digital transformation roadmap for Smart Airport operations, which will include the WiFi and 5G-related network as well as 5G-enabled digital solutions for tenants and passengers at both terminals of KL International Airport. “The Smart Wi-Fi infrastructure is a holistic solution … Continue reading Maxis appointed telco partner in KLIA’s digital transformation

MAHB opens private Covid-19 health screening facility in KLIA, KLIA2

20 September 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has opened private Covid-19 health screening facilities at eight locations in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Main Terminal and KLIA2. Five of the testing facilities are located in KLIA and three in KLIA2; providing Covid-19 rapid test kit (RTK), Rapid Molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and … Continue reading MAHB opens private Covid-19 health screening facility in KLIA, KLIA2

Transport Minister: More Public Transport Expected To Operate At Full Capacity Next Month

19 September 2021 As Malaysia moves into the Covid-19 endemic phase, more public transport is expected to operate if domestic tourist destinations are allowed to reopen to the public. Just last week on 16 September, the government’s Langkawi Tourism Bubble Pilot Project was implemented and the island has opened its doors for visitors. According to … Continue reading Transport Minister: More Public Transport Expected To Operate At Full Capacity Next Month

Airlines may need to contend with low fares, uneven loads as Langkawi travel bubble takes off tomorrow

17 September 2021 The impact from the Langkawi travel bubble, which starts tomorrow (Sept 16), is expected to bode well for airlines, though CGS-CIMB Research has cautioned that the degree of the positive impact is “more murky at the start”. CGS-CIMB analyst Raymond Yap said this is because airfares are likely to be very low … Continue reading Airlines may need to contend with low fares, uneven loads as Langkawi travel bubble takes off tomorrow

Full flights for AirAsia to Langkawi

17 September 2021 AirAsia’s first service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi yesterday morning under the tourism bubble recorded a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel. The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight, the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, left KL International Airport 2 (klia2) at 9.50am … Continue reading Full flights for AirAsia to Langkawi

Setting-up isolation centre for entry of foreign workers a right move to ease shortage of workers, says ACCCIM

17 September 2021 The Human Resources Ministry’s move in identifying a large capacity isolation centre near the airport to facilitate the entry of foreign workers is a step in the right direction, says the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM). ACCCIM president Datuk Low Kian Chuan said such a move was … Continue reading Setting-up isolation centre for entry of foreign workers a right move to ease shortage of workers, says ACCCIM

Passengers take pre-flight test

17 September 2021 As the country’s first travel bubble pilot project visitors took off for Langkawi yesterday, the Transport Ministry was encouraged to see that the vacationers readily took the RTK Antigen test for safety reasons. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who was on the ground to survey the situation at the … Continue reading Passengers take pre-flight test

100% flight load to Langkawi signals strong rebound for domestic air travel — AirAsia

16 September 2021 AirAsia’s inaugural service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi this morning under the travel bubble recorded a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel. The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight — the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur — left klia2 at 9.50am utilising an … Continue reading 100% flight load to Langkawi signals strong rebound for domestic air travel — AirAsia

Dr Wee: Most travellers agree with the need for RTK-Antigen tests for safety’s sake

16 September 2021 Around 1,520 travellers flew to Langkawi under the tourism bubble on Thursday (Sept 16), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. In a Facebook post, the Transport Minister said he was on the ground earlier to survey the situation at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA 2. “I saw that some … Continue reading Dr Wee: Most travellers agree with the need for RTK-Antigen tests for safety’s sake

Full flights from KL to Langkawi as holiday island welcomes back domestic tourists

16 September 2021 The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) here was abuzz with the chatter of masked travellers waiting to board the planes that will whisk them to the holiday island of Langkawi this morning. After spending months cooped up at home under lockdown, these city dwellers were no doubt excited to fly away … Continue reading Full flights from KL to Langkawi as holiday island welcomes back domestic tourists

Malaysia Airlines celebrates Malaysia Day with passengers in KLIA

16 September 2021 In conjunction with this year’s Malaysia Day, Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s crew and employees, who were dressed in multi-ethnic traditional costumes, welcomed passengers at the boarding gate in embracing the spirit of patriotism and unity Malaysians share. Passengers were also treated to specially made Malaysian flag cookies and complimentary hygiene kits prior to … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines celebrates Malaysia Day with passengers in KLIA

Langkawi-bound travellers feel safe with KLIA’s Covid-19 screening test SOP

16 September 2021 The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) arrival hall was buzzing again as many passengers took the opportunity to travel to Langkawi following the reopening of the tourism sector under the tourism bubble pilot project, which began, today. A survey by Bernama at KLIA found that even as early as 5 am, the … Continue reading Langkawi-bound travellers feel safe with KLIA’s Covid-19 screening test SOP

Malaysia Airports Berhad : All Geared Up For Air Travel Recovery

14 September 2021 Malaysia Airports braved the COVID-19 pandemic last year and achieved several noteworthy successes through solid organisation-wide impact driven & technology focused plans. It’s flagship airport, KL International Airport (KLIA) rose as one of the world’s top 10 airports in the global Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey for 2020 by Airports Council International … Continue reading Malaysia Airports Berhad : All Geared Up For Air Travel Recovery

“A sad sight to witness” – klia2 Now A Quiet & Deserted Place During Lockdown

7 September 2021 Recently, a doctor couple who is also travel bloggers, Iise and Michelle, took to their Facebook page, Docs On Vacay, to share pictures of the current situation and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). In the post, the couple shared multiple shots of the airport, pointing out how it once used to … Continue reading “A sad sight to witness” – klia2 Now A Quiet & Deserted Place During Lockdown

Malindo Air supports Langkawi travel bubble with six daily flights from KL

6 September 2021 In support of the reopening of the tourism sector in Langkawi and to reinvigorate the national economy through the government’s travel bubble initiative from Sept16, Malindo Air will be offering six daily flights to the island. The airline said in a statement today that five flights will be from the Subang Skypark … Continue reading Malindo Air supports Langkawi travel bubble with six daily flights from KL

Wei Lun, Muhammad Ziyad return home to shouts of ‘Demi Malaysia’

3 September 2021 Tokyo Paralympics boccia silver medallist Chew Wei Lun and national shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli (pix) arrived home today to shouts of “Demi Malaysia”. They were welcomed home by Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu and his two predecessors, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican and Syed Saddiq Syed … Continue reading Wei Lun, Muhammad Ziyad return home to shouts of ‘Demi Malaysia’

Successful operational migration of Malaysia’s new airspace structure to KLATCC in Sepang

1 September 2021 The operational migration of Malaysia’s new airspace structure to the new Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre (KLATCC) in Sepang from Subang has been successfully navigated today. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the migration that took place at 2am today marked a historical moment for the country’s aviation … Continue reading Successful operational migration of Malaysia’s new airspace structure to KLATCC in Sepang

MAHB in final stage of assessing RM400mil aerotrain bids

29 August 2021 The tender to replace Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s ageing aerotrains, estimated at RM400 million, is at the final stage of evaluation process. Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd said it had identified a final shortlist of bidders for KLIA’s Automated People Mover (APM) tender after completing the technical evaluation stage. The shortlisted bidders are … Continue reading MAHB in final stage of assessing RM400mil aerotrain bids

Tender for KLIA automated people mover at final stage of evaluation

29 August 2021 The tender for Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) Automated People Mover (APM) is now at the final stage of the evaluation process, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said. In a statement on Saturday, the airport operator group said it has identified a final shortlist of APM bidders to replace its ageing Aerotrains … Continue reading Tender for KLIA automated people mover at final stage of evaluation

MAHB tender to replace Aerotrains at KLIA: Shortlisted bidders identified, evaluation now at final stage

28 August 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said the KL International Airport’s (KLIA) Automated People Mover (APM) tender to replace its ageing Aerotrains is now at the final stage of the evaluation process. In a statement, the airport operator said it had identified a final shortlist of bidders after completing the technical evaluation stage, … Continue reading MAHB tender to replace Aerotrains at KLIA: Shortlisted bidders identified, evaluation now at final stage

CAAM to offer shorter track miles for airlines landing in Malaysia

26 August 2021 The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) will provide direct routing to aircraft, whenever possible, and offer shorter track miles, which allows savings in flying time and fuel burn for aircraft flying into the country. Chief executive officer (CEO) Captain Chester Voo said this approach entails a six-nautical mile (10.5km) shorter air … Continue reading CAAM to offer shorter track miles for airlines landing in Malaysia

MAHB’s 2Q net loss widens

24 August 2021 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) net loss for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021 (2Q21), has widened to RM226.09 million from RM91.07 million last year, due to higher depreciation and amortisation, a decrease in other income and a marginal increase in operational expenses. Its revenue, however, increased by 18.8% to RM323.42 … Continue reading MAHB’s 2Q net loss widens

Malaysia receives 200,000 doses of CanSino vaccine to boost Pick

20 August 2021 Malaysia today received the first batch of the China-made single-dose CanSino Covid-19 vaccine to boost the momentum of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick), especially in rural areas. A total of 200,000 doses of CanSino vaccine developed by CanSino Biologics Inc from China arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here at … Continue reading Malaysia receives 200,000 doses of CanSino vaccine to boost Pick

KLIA climbs world’s top 100 airports list for 2021, Changi falls in ranking

12 August 2021 The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has climbed up the global airport ranking amid the pandemic, coming in at 55th place on the annual Skytrax World’s Top 100 Airports list. This is a significant improvement for the country’s premiere gateway after falling to its lowest position at 63rd place last year. The … Continue reading KLIA climbs world’s top 100 airports list for 2021, Changi falls in ranking

KLIA and Kuching airport receive global health accreditation

10 August 2021 KL International Airport (KLIA) and Kuching International Airport have achieved the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by the Airports Council International (ACI). Malaysia Airports group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said the accreditation was a testament to the airport operator’s continuous commitment to ensure the highest safety levels at its … Continue reading KLIA and Kuching airport receive global health accreditation

KLIA and Kuching International Airport receive global health accreditation

9 August 2021 The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuching International Airport have achieved Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) by the Airports Council International (ACI). Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) group chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said the accreditation is a testament to the airport operator’s continuous commitment to ensuring the … Continue reading KLIA and Kuching International Airport receive global health accreditation

Hassle-free vaccination walk-ins

3 August 2021 Many Malaysians expressed relief as walk-in vaccinations began for those aged 40 and above and those with comorbidities yesterday. Onn Yow, 38, brought his 94-year-old grandmother to get vaccinated at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) vaccination centre 3 yesterday. Onn said he preferred to walk-in for the vaccination as it was … Continue reading Hassle-free vaccination walk-ins

Malaysia receives 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine contributed by UK

3 August 2021 Malaysia today received 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine contributed by the United Kingdom (UK), which will further boost the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK). The consignment was flown in via Emirates Airlines EK 346 which landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here at 2.20 pm. On hand to receive the … Continue reading Malaysia receives 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine contributed by UK

‘Repatriation programme doing well’

3 August 2021 A total of 88,034 foreigners have been repatriated as part of the repatriation-recalibration programme, says the Immigration director-general. Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said 107,524 foreigners had enlisted for the programme as at Aug 1. He said those sent home include 56,154 Indonesians, 16,194 Indians and 11,510 Bangladeshis. “Some RM52mil in compounds were … Continue reading ‘Repatriation programme doing well’

Recalibration programme counters moved to KLIA’s Level 2 Short Term Car Park

2 August 2021 The repatriation process of undocumented migrants under the government’s recalibration programme at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has been moved to the Short Term Car Park located at Level 2, Block B. The new area at KLIA has 20 counters capable of servicing between 800 and 1,000 illegals, Immigration Department director-general … Continue reading Recalibration programme counters moved to KLIA’s Level 2 Short Term Car Park

Immigration officer fined RM30k for releasing blacklisted foreigners and those using fake passes

30 July 2021 An Immigration officer was fined RM30,000 in default 20 months’ jail for failing to report bribery of RM109,600 to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Sessions Court judge Steve Ritikos meted out the sentence against Dina Azanina Morshidi, 41, after she pleaded guilty to two charges under Section 25(1) of the MACC Act … Continue reading Immigration officer fined RM30k for releasing blacklisted foreigners and those using fake passes

MACC investigating MAHB

26 July 2021 THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is understood to have visited airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). While the details are not known, MAHB confirmed the agency’s visit in an emailed reply to questions from The Edge. “MACC has visited our HQ recently. As usual, we have given our full cooperation in … Continue reading MACC investigating MAHB

Recalibration Programme special counters to open at klia2 next week

21 July 2021 Special counters for Recalibration Programme will be opened at the KL International Airport 2 (klia2) next week to facilitate the arrangement of sending home illegal immigrants, said Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud. He said the department is discussing with the management of the KL International Airport (KLIA) on opening additional counters … Continue reading Recalibration Programme special counters to open at klia2 next week

MAHB confirms MACC visited HQ to investigate Covid-19 private screening and testing contract award

21 July 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said today the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had recently visited its headquarters to investigate the company over tender award issues, confirming a report by The Edge Malaysia weekly. According to MAHB, the MACC came to its office and requested information and documentation relating to the multi-billion ringgit … Continue reading MAHB confirms MACC visited HQ to investigate Covid-19 private screening and testing contract award

MAHB asserts all its procurement processes undergo strict compliance

19 July 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has asserted that procurement processes for all its tenders were conducted in strict compliance with the procurement standard operating procedures (SOPs), with the Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) serving as an additional safeguard to provide another layer of control within the company’s processes. It said these controls were … Continue reading MAHB asserts all its procurement processes undergo strict compliance

Compensate MAHB for asset upgrade

19 July 2021 The government will need to tweak its operating agreement with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) in particular the concession to operate Malaysia’s main gateway, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This is in return for a significant investment by MAHB to upgrade ageing assets particularly at the KLIA. Sources said the current … Continue reading Compensate MAHB for asset upgrade

KLIA offers faster and more comfortable private Covid-19 screening facility

16 July 2021 A new private Covid-19 screening facility has been introduced for passengers travelling through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) that will provide a safer and comfortable arrival experience. Passengers would have shorter wait times upon arrival as they can get their Covid-19 RTK and RT-PCR results, within 15 minutes and three hours … Continue reading KLIA offers faster and more comfortable private Covid-19 screening facility

TNB: Upgraded district cooling facility at KLIA commences operation

15 July 2021 Cooling Energy Supply Sdn Bhd (CESSB) has commenced the operation and maintenance of the district cooling facility at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on July 1, 2021. CESSB is a joint-venture (JV) between Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd (TNEC), and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) … Continue reading TNB: Upgraded district cooling facility at KLIA commences operation

How the introduction of regional jets at Subang Airport would impact airlines

13 July 2021 ALLOWING scheduled jet services to operate out of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport) in Subang, Selangor, would adversely impact airlines’ current operations at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang as it would cannibalise traffic at the main international airport as well as lead to a price war. This was … Continue reading How the introduction of regional jets at Subang Airport would impact airlines

Immigration Dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme

8 July 2021 A special counter has been set up at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by the Immigration Department to facilitate the return process of illegal immigrants to their homeland under the Recalibration Programme. The counter, which is on Level Three of the KLIA Arrival Hall, is opened round the clock since last … Continue reading Immigration Dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme

Immigration dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme

8 July 2021 A special counter has been set up at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by the Immigration Department to facilitate the return process of illegal immigrants to their homeland under the Recalibration Programme. The counter, which is on Level Three of the KLIA Arrival Hall, is opened round the clock since last … Continue reading Immigration dept sets up special counter at KLIA to speed up Recalibration Programme