SIBU, Oct 17: Sibu Municipal Council has made the right decision in relocating the Pasar Tamu or market from Jalan Mahsuri to Taman Indah in Jalan Teku.
The market at the new site which commenced operation in August 1 attracted a huge crowd of shoppers.
Council chairman, Clarence Ting today recalled that despite the initial reservations about this locality amongst the traders, the council Market and Petty Traders Committee went ahead with the move.
“It has been 2 and half months, through rain and shine, this market has been accepted by the public,” he said with delight.
“People seemed to have accepted this Sunday Market. More importantly, I am happy the traders are doing good business, as they have suffered for 4 and half months with no income during the MCO (Movement control Order) period,” he said.
Ting was also especially happy that the traders had kept the place clean with little help from SMC staff.
This must continue, as cleanliness of the market is the most important for the public, he said.
Meanwhile he said the council had approved a sum of RM400,000 for upgrading works on Jalan Teku. Works will commence by end of October or November.
“I would like to inform the residents in the area that the poor conditions are due to heavy vehicles traveling along this road and overloading is the main issue,” he added.
Ting said he had asked the relevant authority to take action against these heavy vehicles so that they will not further damage the road..
SMC Works and Traffic committee requires more funding to improve the stretch of road from UTCS (University College of Technology) roundabout to Jalan Rantau Panjang.— DayakDaily