By Jayhtaleela K
MIRI, Dec 31: Miri City Mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang viewed the Year 2020 as an extraordinary year as it was started with the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in January.
“Though core-businesses and daily activities had one-time almost come to a standstill but gradually we picked up and by third quarter of the year we had recovered and, to a certain extent, managed to fulfill most of our undertakings, thanks to all for their support and contribution,” he said in a statement.
Yii also reminded Mirians to continue adhering to State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and Ministry of Health (MOH) directives on Movement Control Order (MCO) and standard operations procedures (SOP) to curb Covid-19 pandemic to stay safe.
“We are hoping that the difficult time will soon be over and welcome a brighter future,” he said.
He pointed out that Miri Division has great economic potential and comparative advantages that could generate growth and improve the well-being of the people in the component districts of Miri Division.
In the meantime, Miri Municipal Council (MCC) in collaboration with Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS) is gearing up in the implementation of the pilot project of Smart City Concept.
“The full implementation of Smart City Concept could bring cost-saving and service efficiency benefits to the Council in terms of prompt and accurate services as well as customer satisfaction.
“It is also anticipated that it could place the Council in the forefront among the local authorities on adoption of digital technology,” he added.
In addition, MCC is also gearing up to welcome broader development in anticipating favourable economic changes with indications in the relocation of Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) headquarters in Miri and Indonesia’s plan to move its capital to Kalimantan.
“(That apart, there are also the development in) Bario sub-district, huge potential tourism attractions now amalgamated under MCC and the Greater Miri Development Master plan lab which was held recently to map out development in Miri Division,” Yii added. — DayakDaily