Miri signs Letter of Intent with Indonesia’s South Tangerang City for closer relations

Front row: Benyamin (fifth left), Yii (sixth left) and others photographed during the Pancasila Day celebration in South Tangerang City, Banten, Indonesia on June 1, 2023. Photo credit: Tribun Tangerang.com

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MIRI, June 2: Miri City Council (MCC) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with South Tangerang City, Banten Province, Indonesia to establish friendship city cooperation yesterday.

MCC was represented by Mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang and South Tangerang City was represented by Mayor Benyamin Davnie during the signing of the LOI at the ceremony held in conjunction with Pancasila Day celebration at Lapangan Cilenggang Serpong, Tangerang there.

Yii said the signing of LOI will pave the way for promoting prosperity and better public services in both regions on tourism, creative economy, culture and education.

“South Tangerang City forms part of the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area. I have also been told that it is the second largest city in Banten in terms of population, and has grown rapidly, not only as Jakarta’s satellite city, but also the development of business districts and commerce due to the presence of large-scale planned town by private developers.

“In this respect, we can observe that there are great potentials for both parties to share and exchange of experiences, ideas, our practices for mutual benefits,” he said.

Tangerang City is the sixth oversea cities that Miri has established friendship city status with.

The other five were Hualian City of Taiwan, WeiHai City in Shandong Province of the People’s Republic of China, La Trinidad City of Philippines, Gochang County of Republic of Korea, and Singkawang of Republic of Indonesia.

Yii also said the MCC is also in the process of establishing similar relationships with Naning City in Guangxi Province and Zhangzhou City in Fujian Province, both of The People’s Republic of China.

It was also reported that Mayor Benyamin will make a return visit to Miri during the city’s anniversary on Aug 19. — DayakDaily