MBKS to link all parks in Kuching South via cycling, pedestrian routes

Dato Wee Hong Seng

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By Chris Bishop and Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Aug 22: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will link all the parks under its jurisdiction through cycling or pedestrian routes.

MBKS Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said it is part of their future plan which has been presented to and supported by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and Deputy Premier-cum-Minister for Public Health, Housing and Local Government Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He revealed that the recent upgrading of Kenyalang Park Traffic Garden with the addition of the ‘Rainbow Ribbon’ lighting project has reap good results as local residents have been making full use of the park.

MBKS is set to embark on refurbishing the landscape of Taman Awam Pending, the first such park project which will use federal government funding.

“We want a park not only to be used as a recreational park but we want it to be multi-purpose. So the next one, we will be moving into (upgrading) other parks.

“As I promised, we will do (upgrade) a minimum of one park a year. If not, two (parks).

“We want to get all these parks ready to prepare for the ageing society where families can (do physical activities) near their houses and for the elderly to spend their free time when their children are away for work.

“The final (result) will be, we will join all the parks together. Either you can walk or you can cycle,” he told reporters at the handover of the Taman Awam Pending project from MBKS to contractor Shums Enterprise at the project site here today.

The project has been allocated a sum of RM494,447.50 from National Landscape Department and is expected to be completed on Nov 28 this year.

Hardscape work will include footpath and drainage upgrades, new signage, pergolas, benches, an outdoor shed, children’s playground and fitness equipment. — DayakDaily