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KUCHING, Oct 18: Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) gave its assurance today that the Darul Hana Musical Fountain project was delivered in compliance with financial and technical processes and procedures.
In a statement, DBKU welcomed the Auditor-General to audit the project.
The details of the design, DBKU highlighted, were deliberated by a technical and cost committee and also by professional consultants.
The project, which was managed and monitored by DBKU, was based on a design-and-build concept using modern technology and systems.
The statement was issued in response to articles ‘See questions high cost of Darul Hana Musical Fountain’ and ‘Darul Hana musical fountain project under Auditor-General’s scrutiny’ published on Oct 17 and 18 respectively in The Borneo Post.
The extent of the project, the statement added, includes cascading water features, piling works, landscaping, control room with computerised system, electrical substation, waterfront walkway, sound and lighting system, and the state-of-the-art fountain system.
It also includes the floating pontoon system that provides the supporting arm, filter screen, fountain nozzle and navigational lights.
The Darul Hana Musical Fountain project, DBKU pointed out, was a specialised project and marked another modern iconic landmark for the state.
DBKU believed the latest attraction would attract domestic and foreign tourists to Kuching, being a gateway to Sarawak, and in turn providing spin-off benefits to the local community and businesses. — DayakDaily