Kenyalang Smart City: Redefining urban development for modern living

Dr Sim (fifth right) representing Abang Johari at the Kenyalang Smart City Summit held at a hotel in Miri on May 29, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 30: Miri’s Kenyalang Smart City stands out for its sustainable development mode and plethora of features and facilities, says Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Among the highlights are the development’s green architecture designs, integration of clean energy clusters and innovation parks, inclusion of educational and medical facilities, and strong focus on community.


The Premier expressed confidence that the Kenyalang Smart City qualities can be replicated in many areas of Sarawak and invited all, particularly developers and architects, to look into the possibilities.

“The Kenyalang Smart City is foundational to the future we want to shape in Sarawak as a developed and high-income region in Malaysia, and therefore, I pray that it will be successfully implemented,” he said.

The speech delivered by Abang Johari was read by Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian, who represented him to officiate at the Kenyalang Smart City Summit held yesterday (May 29) at a hotel in Miri.

Abang Johari also congratulated Sarawak-born architect Teo Ah King for putting together the elements that will transform the Kenyalang Smart City into a truly smart and liveable city.

Furthermore, he also expressed belief that Bintulu and Miri is poised to undergo economic development again beyond 2030, all the way to 2050 as the various renewable energy projects are set to mature.

“We have somewhat put Sarawak on the world map as the world’s push towards decarbonisation and green economy have recognised Sarawak’s approach to be part of the global climate change initiatives.

“We can see this happening in the planning and development of this Kenyalang Smart City where various elements are put together including a China top-rank university and a convention centre,” the Premier added. — DayakDaily