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KUCHING: Bau district office will have a new building in 24 months’ time, replacing the current 86-year old colonial structure, Tasik Biru state assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said today.
He said it will serve about 60,000 people from the state constituencies of Tasik, Serembu, part of Opar and part of Batu Kitang.
Henry said Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg will perform the ground-breaking ceremony for the three-story building on July 15.
He said Bau district office needs a bigger space because the current building is small and is unable to meet the demands of the public.
“We also need a new and bigger space as we move into a digital era,” he said, explaining that the new office will be fully equipped with up-to-date computer system.
Henry said the present building will not be demolished but to be converted into mother and child healthcare clinic, an extension of the Bau district hospital.
He said the mother and child healthcare clinic at the Bau district hospital is already congested with patients seeking medical services.
“It has to move out of the hospital to another place,” he said.
Moreover, he said the current Bau district office, once it is converted into a mother and child healthcare clinic, is a short distance from the Bau bus terminal.
“It is very convenient for the mothers to bring their sick children there because they have to take a another bus,” he said.
Henry said Pesta Tasik Biru will also be launched as well as to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Bau district council on July 15, where Jong Regatta will be the highlight of the event.
“These two events are among the tourism events to attract local and foreign tourists to Bau,” he said adding that the former gold mine town is now the current tourist attraction in Bau. – dayakdaily.com