Adenan: Miri has potential to be Sarawak’s new capital city

Malaysia, Slider 19 May 2014
Adenan: Miri has potential to be Sarawak’s new capital city

Miri is fast becoming the ideal urban centre in Sarawak,

and if it continues along its path of balanced development, should overtake Kuching in every aspect in the near future.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said The way Miri city is developing, I think it will soon be the new capital of Sarawak!”  at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Miri Central Park project, on Sunday.

“Miri is fast catching up with Kuching and Sibu,” he said at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Miri Central Park project here today.

Miri was elevated to a city on May 20, 2005 and created history by being the first non-capital city in the country to be accorded such status.

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Miri received city status in 2005 and created history by being the first non-capital city in the country to be accorded such status. — Pic credit Relaxjack via miriresortcity.com

On the park project, Adenan welcomed the private and state government initiatives that would transform Miri to be more vibrant than before.

Dubbed as the first authentic seafront development in the state, the Miri Central Park covered a total of 6.28ha of land and was expected to be ready in early 2016.

The park is jointly developed by Pantai Bayu Indah, a subsidiary of the Samling group and Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA), a state-owned statutory body.

Dubbed as the first authentic seafront development in the state, the Miri Central Park covered a total of 6.28ha of land and was expected to be ready in early 2016.

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a presentation by the lead contractor for a development area in Marina Bay, Miri, Sarawak Pic credit: Kandau Sidi

The park is jointly developed by Pantai Bayu Indah, a subsidiary of the Samling group and Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA), a state-owned statutory body.

Samling Group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Yaw Chee Ming, who also spoke at the ground-breaking ceremony, said the Miri Central Park concept would be an urban park that would be the venue for cultural, festival and entertainment programmes throughout the year.

He said among the main features of the park area was a seafront boardwalk, an amphiteatre and large playground for picnics and water activities.

“I’m pleased to announce that we shall be investing RM40 million for the development of this park,” he added.

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