KUCHING, July 23: The reappointment of Miri City Council (MCC) councillors for another one-year term will enable them to oversee and implement various programmes of the Miri City Strategy Plan which is also looking towards aligning their strategic plans to State targets and ambitions under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) for the next five years.
MCC mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang in a statement today said the new term of office for the existing councillors have been further extended from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
“The Miri City Strategy Plan has great emphasis on implementing more development projects, extending efficient city services and complementing the government’s efforts of tourism development in Miri City through the Miri Smart City Proof of Concept, launched on April 12, 2021, thereby digital technologies have been extensively applied in carrying out various initiatives and programmes.
“The ultimate aim is to bring about better living conditions, safe and healthy living environment and vibrant economy which all of these will be beneficial to Miri City and Miri community,” he said.
Yii mentioned that the global Covid-19 pandemic which hit Miri early last year, with no exception, brought certain negative effects to Miri City as well as to the Council.
Nevertheless, he stressed that the councillors have to live with it (pandemic) and make certain adjustments to the way of doing things as well as carrying out the programmes.
“On the positive side, we have to carry out our life under the new norms and in this respect, our early adaption to digital technology has become timely where physical contact has been considerably avoided and online transaction is becoming essential practice.
“Due to the high degree of co-operation among the communities in Miri especially the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP), we are now being blessed with decreasing effects due to Covid-19 pandemic and entering Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
“We urge everyone to continue with the good effort including the full compliance to standard operating procedure (SOP) in various sectors so that more and more sectors of our community can gradually come back to normal status.
“In this respect, the Miri City Hall previously scheduled on completion in January 2021, can hopefully be completed by the later part of this year,” he added.
At the same time, Yii welcomed his deputy mayor Julaihi Mohamad and 30 councillors on their re-appointment for another one-year term during the virtual swearing in ceremony today.
“Welcome back to all of you and I am eagerly looking forward to working with you and together we can provide an efficient and satisfying services to Miri City and its community.
“Similar to our on-going policy, though we are from different political backgrounds, we will perform and discharge our duties impartially without favour to any one. We can express freely our views and opinions however, ultimately we will honour to the collective decision,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily