By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, Aug 2: The Miri City Council (MCC) has set up two new sub-committees to look into its green environment initiative.
This is part of the vision to turn Miri into the most liveable resort city in the region, announced mayor Adam Yii.
MCC has set up the Green, Community and Environment Development sub-committee headed by Karambir Singh. Another sub-committee on landscape matter has been placed under Tourism Development led by Warzieda Ahmad.
The new set-up is replacing Miri Local Agenda 21, the mayor said.
“The city will also be divided into 15 zones and this includes the sub-district of Bario, when compared to 25 in previous years,” he told reporters after chairing the first councillors’ meeting at MCC, here, today.
Yii said the zones are Taman Tunku, Pulau Melayu, Jalan Bakam, Pujut, Brighton/Luak, Vista Perdana, Permyjaya, Bukit Kanada, Lutong/Tudan, Krokop, Senadin, Piasau/RPR, Batu 6, Kuala Baram and Bario.
A total of 32 councillors, consisting newly appointed and re-elected officials for the new 2019-2021 term, took part in the meeting.
The new team are made up of several fresh faces, including Piasau SUPP Youth chief Leslie Lau Ik Chie, who is the youngest at the age of 28.
Other newly appointed councillors included Romulus Charles Agan Raja, Bonnie Aling, Aries Leong Chin Lim, Tan Lek Jin, Peter Chia Chau Khiong, Chin Fook Kim, Toh Kah Siong, Supang Pu’un and Arther Tiong Bing Chong.
The reappointed councillors included Pui Yeong Fan, Kueh Chie Tong, Goh Khiok Seng, Joanna Ping Eng Oyok, Jeffery Phang Siaw Fong, Mohamad Sardon Zainal, Misiah Abdullah, Rexsoll Gilum, Dominica Lucia Tinggang, Bhagwan Singh and Karambir Singh Honey.
“We are on the front line and we must work together to bring changes and build a strong movement of committed people,” said Yii in his opening address at the meeting.
Touching on the Miri 20th anniversary celebration, which was supposed to be held last May 20, he said a new date will be announced for the event.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will be the guest of honour for the celebration, he added. — DayakDaily