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KUCHING, Aug 1: The housing development in the Kuching city area will be planned holistically to incorporate sustainability for a conducive living environment for city folks.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg highlighted that the Urban Development and Resources Ministry will cooperate with the local authorities to identify strategic sites for housing development towards a sustainable living for the people.
“As we are aware, one of the problems living in the city is squatters.
“We have to use an approach to build housing which is sustainable as it will provide a conducive environment for city folks,” he said in his speech during the 33rd Anniversary of Kuching City Day at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly Building here today.
He added the State government will also need to create a clean environment for Kuchingites to live in.
Earlier, Abang Johari said one of the strategies outlined under the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy 2018-2022 is to create a smart city in the future.
For Kuching to move towards a smart city in the future, Abang Johari believed that both the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) and Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will need to work together to achieve that common goal.
Among those present at the Kuching City Day 33rd Anniversary celebration were Minister for Local Government and Housing Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (DBKU and Islamic Affairs) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, DBKU Datuk Bandar Datu Junaidi Reduan and MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng. — DayakDaily