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KUCHING, Oct 21: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Peace Park in Sri Aman that will serve as a tourist attraction and educational site.
The Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) in a statement today, said the project which is a ‘Projek Rakyat’, and located along Jalan Astana, was proposed as an integrated public recreational park surrounding Rumah Sri Aman.
According to LCDA, the development includes a very important intent, which is to conserve existing forest with its rich biodiversity.
“The design incorporates existing infrastructure and historical significance with the inclusiveness of all communities to promote peace and harmony.
“This will provide the public with a very much needed park for the purpose of relaxation, exercise and de-stressing. It will serve as a tourist attraction, especially for nature lovers and also educational site for students.” it said.
As the implementing agency, LCDA noted, the 22.2-acre (8,98 hectares) Peace Park project, was approved by Sarawak Planning Authority (SPA) in Sept 24, 2020, and is expected to be completed in May 2022.
Among the project’s components are a heritage trail, jungle trail, scenic bridge, peace pond, Malay Pavilion, Chinese Pavilion, Dayak Pavilion, playground, footpath, reflexology area, exercise yard, Peace Square (information centre, office, gallery, cafe, changing room, washroom), and parking area for both cars and motorcycles. — DayakDaily