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By William Isau
SIBU, June 24: The central region’s first synthetic football field was declared open last night.
The RM2 million field, which sits on a 3.3-acre piece of land in the Permai housing estate, is equipped with floodlights, thus allowing matches to take place at night.
Other facilities include parking lots, players’ changing rooms, and public toilets.
Speaking at the launching of Sarawak Youth Tour Programme 2023 today, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Sarawak, Datuk Dr Annuar Rapaee, said the project was one of the needs of the youth in Sibu involving sports facilities.
He said he has worked with Bukit Assek and Pelawan assemblymen Joseph Chieng and Michael Tiang, respectively, to ensure that the youth in Sibu do not lag behind their peers in the State.
“I hope that the youth in Sibu can submit good ideas and suggestions to the Sarawak government through the programme as it is the best platform to voice their aspirations and needs,” said the Nangka assemblyman.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports, and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu urged the youth to join the government and develop Sarawak.
“The implementation of the Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030, which is an initiative from the Sarawak government, requires the support of the youth to be empowered and equally involved in that direction,” he added. — DayakDaily