Gurdwara Sahib Miri upgrade work 75 pct completed

Gurvir speaking to the press after the briefing session on the progress of the project. Also seen in the photo are Ting (in yellow attire) and Richard (front row, left).

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 12: Upgrading work on the Gurdwara Sahib Miri at Jalan Kubu here is progressing well, with 75 per cent of the construction work completed so far.

According to the project’s director-cum-treasurer Gurvir Singh Sandhu, the project’s scope involve rebuilding the temple’s kitchen hall and dining rooms.

“We are hoping that the construction works could be completed by early April before the Vaisakhi celebration on April 14 this year,” he said today after accompanying Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) director Richard Lon, on a visit to the site.

Also present was Assistant Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts I (Tourism) Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew who is also the project’s advisor.

Gurvir said that they are planning to do a grand reopening on the Vaisakhi celebration.

However, the temple still needs additional funding of RM1 million for the construction of its façade to further upgrade the building.

The request for further funding has been submitted to Unifor, Gurvir disclosed.

Previously, the temple received a total of RM660,000 worth of allocations from Unifor since 2017 until last year.

Ting has also pledged to allocate RM200,000 for the temple’s rebuilding project.

Earlier, both Ting and Richard attended a briefing session on the project’s progress. — DayakDaily