KUCHING, March 25: Miri City Council (MCC) requires registration of awning extensions erected at any commercial buildings as the structures may be deemed to be dangerous and unsafe to the public.
In a statement today, MCC said that under this awning registration exercise, owners must also provide public safety liability insurance since it (awning extension) is their responsibility.
According to the council, they also came up with the guidelines and policy of awning application for commercial buildings in 2016 to mitigate the problem of illegal awnings installed by the business owners at their premises in Miri without following the proper procedures and guidelines.
“The main objective of the Guidelines is to ensure that public safety is being taken into due consideration whenever such a structure is being erected.
“In light of the incident on March 24, which occurred at Jalan Melayu, Miri City Council would again remind business owners to henceforth submit applications of their awning extensions to the council for registration, should they have not done so,” it said.
MCC also advises those owners to dismantle the unauthorised awnings immediately if the structures are found to be unsafe and may cause danger to the public. — DayakDaily