A woman walks past a banner bearing solidarity messages for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (Source: AFP/Getty Images)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Malaysian Government on March 8 reiterated its commitment to search for the missing MH370 plane of Malaysia Airlines as efforts to clear up one of the largest mysteries in the aviation history enters the fifth year.

Speaking at an event, Malaysian Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai said that the newly launched search for MH370, led by the US firm Ocean Infinity, has completed 16,000 square km out of the total 25,000 square km search area.

The search force hasn’t got any details or any debris of MH370, said Liow, adding that the search will continue for the next three months.

In January, the Malaysian Government signed a contract with Ocean Infinity to continue the search efforts, giving the company 90 days to locate the wreckage of the Boeing 777 aircraft.

A local official said that due to refuel and supply reasons, Seabed Constructor, the vessel the company uses for the search, has to return to the port every 26 days, leading the search to finish in early June or mid-June.

Liow also said that a relevant report on the investigation of MH370 will also be announced.

Flight MH370, carrying 239 people onboard, disappeared when it was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.-VNA