By Karen Bong
KUCHING, March 28: The Tabuan Jaya basketball court at Mayor Song Swee Guan Park here has been given a facelift, thanks to a RM116,000 upgrade by the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) that aims to provide a better and safe space for the community to enjoy.
MBKS Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the upgrading works involving the repair of cracks and loose surface, applying colour coating with line marking, two new basketball stand sets, solar LED lighting, pipe benches and metal drain covers, took three months to complete.
“With the basketball court upgrade complete and ready for the public to enjoy, I would like to appeal to everyone to protect and ensure the cleanliness of the entire facility (including the park).
“This is your park so please don’t vandalise the facility. Don’t litter. Condemn those who litter indiscriminately and not the rubbish collectors,” he reminded those present during a brief ceremony to receive the completed project from the contractor at the basketball court in Tabuan Jaya here today.
MBKS, he said, will never run away from its duties and responsibilities in keeping the city clean but citizens must also play their part by not being litterbugs.
“I hope we can work together because together we can make Kuching city even better,” he called out.
Wee emphasised that MBKS is putting in a lot of efforts to improve and create a sustainable and green environment for the health and wellbeing of Kuching city and its people.
“Healthy living is not only about a good diet but people should take time to go outdoors and exercise. Playing basketball for example can easily burn off 600 calories.
“Apart from the basketball court, there is also a park where people can come here to gather and enhance community bonding. This is a place for everyone,” he added.
With the Council committed to supporting measures to improve the quality of the urban environment for citizens, Wee said they are currently looking into upgrading Pending Recreational Park.
“We have done the proposal and it will be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports,” he said.
For any complaints, Wee advised the public to go directly through the Council or through other proper channels so that any issues or problems can be sorted out accordingly and fittingly. — DayakDaily