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KUCHING, Nov 25: The 3.22 acres of land where Miri City Hall currently stands on was acquired through proper government procurement procedures, asserts Miri City Council (MCC).
The council said the land acquisition had gone through the proper process of land rating and valuation.
“MCC states that the intention of having its own Miri City Hall was actually molded as early as 2004 when the council was chartering its vision to achieve city status by Year 2005.
“In this respect, the siting of the city hall in the proposed Marina Park City development was also proposed and agreed upon,” it said in a statement today.
MCC said the parcel of land presently known as Lot 2407, Block 9, MCLD, Miri measuring 13,053.93 square metres is actually part of the land reclamation programme undertaken by the private developer.
The earth-breaking ceremony on the reclaimed land for the construction of the building was officiated by the then Sarawak Chief Minister Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on May 22, 2010.
MCC was responding to comments by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak information chief Abun Sui Anyit on social media concerning the high cost incurred in land acquisition for construction of Miri City Hall at Marina Bay, Miri. — DayakDaily