Kenyalang Smart City project kicks off with 8 Key MoUs signed, marking major devt for Sarawak

Dr Sim (fifth right) and other dignitaries and officials at the Kenyalang Smart City (KSC) Summit held at a hotel in Miri on May 29, 2024. Photo credit: Dr Sim Kui Hian/Facebook

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 30: Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian has stated that the Kenyalang Smart City (KSC) Development Project aims not only to transform Miri, but also leave an indelible mark on future generations of Sarawakians throughout northern Sarawak.

In a Facebook post, Dr Sim highlighted that KSC is to be comprised of five segments and will be developed over 15 to 20 years in an area spanning 543 acres.


At the KSC Summit held at a hotel in Miri yesterday (May 29), the minister noted that eight Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between property developer Imasa Dinasti Sdn Bhd and Fudan Institutes of Integrative Medicine, China Broadnet, China Investment Financial Holdings, Sinahydro Bureau 12, China Construction Development (Malaysia), Envision Energy Group, ESG Malaysia, and GreenRE.

“Very excited with one of the MOUs – Fudan University’s Fudan Institutes of Integrative Medicine (traditional and modern medicine), which plans to establish the institute’s first Southeast Asia branch here.

“Potentially, one day this may lead to a Sarawak branch campus of Fudan University (one of the world’s top universities from Shanghai),” Dr Sim said.

Dr Sim, who is also Sarawak Minister for Public Health, Housing, and Local Government (MPHLG), represented Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to officiate at the KSC Summit.

“The first-of-its-kind development by Miri architect Teo Ah Khing, finally coming home to contribute to Sarawak’s nation building after 30 years of master planning for Petra Jaya (1996) and many of the landmarks in Dubai. Truly home is Sarawak,” he noted.

The minister also stated that he is looking forward to the first project, which will begin in the third quarter of 2024 and will be a 3,000-person capacity Miri Convention Centre in Miri.

The KSC summit was attended by state cabinet members and government officials as well as local and international investors from the Middle East and Asia, including the People’s Republic of China, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia. — DayakDaily