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RM3 mln allocation for upgrading of Sibu Central Market
Posted on : 02 May 2018  Source of News: Borneo Post Online (Conny Banji)
 


Abang Johari speaking to a trader (right) during his visit to Sibu Central Market today.

Abang Johari speaking to a trader (right) during his visit to Sibu Central Market today.

Abang Johari greets the people at the market.

Abang Johari greets the people at the market.

SIBU: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced an allocation of RM3 million for Sibu Central Market.

He said the allocation is for the upgrading of facilities at the market including its ‘tamu’ section for the Bumiputera traders.
 
The fund will be used to replace treated water supply piping and grey water, to replace rain gutter, to build hanging ceiling at the first floor of the market, to repaint and clean market building.

The fund also will be used to install closed circuit television (CCTV), upgrade trading stalls at  the ‘tamu’ section as well as food and drink stalls.

“The market is very important to draw tourists where a lot of people coming to this market. Being the biggest in the central region, it housed a total of  1,572 traders including those trading at ‘tamu’ section.
 
“After seeing the market, I think the facilities need some upgrading so that it will look nice and tourists will come here,” he told reporters when stopped for breakfast at a stall at the market after his walkabout there.

He also said the upgrading is for the convenience of the people as well as the traders.

Those accompanying Abang Johari during the walkabout were Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee, Sibu Municipal Council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King, Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Lanang Kelvin Kong and BN candidate for Sibu Dato Andrew Wong.

They were later joined by Abang Johari’s wife Datin Patinggi Dato Jumaani Tuanku Bujang, Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh and his wife Datin Sri Pauline Leong.