Miri City Hall extension to be built over the sea, design inspired by offshore production platforms

Screenshot taken from a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) video shows the newly launched Miri City Hall.

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Nov 15: Miri City Council (MCC) is planning a second phase of development for the newly launched Miri City Hall building which involves an extension over the sea connected to the main building by a bridge.

While announcing this at the launch of the Miri City Hall building today, MCC mayor Adam Yii revealed that the design concept which is based on offshore production platforms, and together with the main Miri City Hall’s design concept of oil barrel will symbolise Miri’s identity and its origin as an oil town.


For the building project to go smoothly, Yii took the opportunity to seek support from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg who was present at the event, which the latter agreed to if Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is returned as the State government.

The newly launched Miri City Hall building will be a new landmark for Miri City.

Meanwhile, Yii said various MCC projects are at different stages of implementation and once completed, will enhance Miri’s status as a resort city, as well as benefit Mirians’ wellbeing in general. These projects included the cycling track along Jalan Peninsular near Miri Golf Club, the large Miri sign at Canada Hill, the gantry entrance arch at Sungai Tujuh Check Point, the construction of the Esplanade at Batu Satu Kuala Baram and the upgrading of Luak Esplanade.

In addition to the provision of regular council and management services for Miri City, MCC has also been active in finding ways and means to enhance the local economy.

Among them, Yii said, was the signing of a Friendly Relations and Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding with Wei Hai City of Shandong of the People’s Republic of China.

The purpose of the linkup is to promote cultural exchanges, tourism, education, business and commerce between the two cities.

“Miri City Council has formed a task force to assist, facilitate and promote Miri City as the choice destination for the Sarawak-Malaysia My Second Home programme (S-MM2H).

“We are of the opinion that Miri City has ideal attributes for the promotion of the S-MM2H programme, and the development of the S-MM2H programme will bring economic benefits to Miri City by way of property purchase, provision of supplies and services, and economic prosperity and vibrancy,” said Yii.

“We at Miri City Council are optimistic that with the support and cooperation from all the GPS YBs (elected representatives), and most importantly the Sarawak government and Yang Amat Berhormat’s (Abang Johari’s) support, the future of Miri is looking bright and promising. The grand ppening of the new Miri City Hall is the best testimony of the confidence and optimism mentioned,” said Yii. — DayakDaily

Yii expressing his gratitude to the Sarawak government, MCC staff and Mirians in general.