SIBU, July 11: A new double-storey market will be built at Sungai Merah and it is expected to be completed by 2024.
According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Sarawak Deputy Minister for Public Health, Housing and Local Government, Michael Tiang Ming Tee said the new market will replace the old market to provide better facilities for the traders.
“The new market will have 17 stalls and the non-halal section will have 10 stalls. There will also be a comfortable space for those selling fruits,” he said during the earth-breaking ceremony of the new market in Sungai Merah in Sibu yesterday (July 10).
Tiang who is also the Pelawan assemblyman also disclosed the project is part of a new development for Sungai Seduan and Pelawan areas.
Apart from the construction of the new market, he said he will devise a management system inspired from Pasar Tiong Bahru during a study visit to Singapore.
“The system over there (Singapore) was amazing. We want to implement the same system at our new market.
“Give me four years and Sungai Merah will become a hotspot for visitors in Sibu,” he added.
Also present were political secretary to Premier of Sarawak, Daniel Bujal; Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting; as well as SMC Central Market Hawkers and Petty Traders Committee chairman Albert Tiang Ming Ing. — DayakDaily