New civic centre to be built in Simanggang

Uggah (centre), Francis (sixth right) and a few government officials visited the present Sri Aman Civic Centre.

By Adrian Lim

SIMANGGANG, Aug 21: The state government has planned to build a new civic centre here.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said a piece of land measuring 3.11 hectares at Astana Road in Simanggang has been identified for the construction of the new civic centre.

He added that the project was approved by the Sarawak Planning Unit.

“We will have a meeting soon with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on the construction cost,” he said during a meeting with government officials here today.

Uggah, who is Second Finance Minister, said the current civic centre which has 31 years of history would not be dismantled.

Likewise, he said the centre would be renovated and upgraded.

Uggah said a sum of RM7 million had been approved for the renovation and upgrading of the centre.

Among those present at the meeting were Sri Aman assemblyman Datuk Francis Harden Hollis Lingga assemblywoman Simoi Peri, a political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu and Simanggang Resident Indit Bangai.—DayakDaily