Petroleum Museum Sarawak at Canada Hill to reopen

Ting (fourth left) inspecting the renovation works during his visit today (July 8, 2020).

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, July 8: The Petroleum Museum Sarawak at Canada Hill is expected to be reopening soon upon the completion of its renovation and maintenance works scheduled in August this year.

According to Assistant Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting, the RM1.1 million renovation works (initial allocation) on the museum’s air conditioning system, is 70 per cent completed.

“The Covid-19 has caused the project, which is  expected to be completed in August this year, to be delayed,” said Ting, adding that prior to that, the renovation works were scheduled to be completed in May 2020.

The renovation works started in January this year, involving the installation of energy savings air conditioning system or VRV (multi split type air conditioners) replacing the old system.

The museum has been closed since January 29 this year for the renovation works.

Facilities at the museum, which was officially opened in 2005, have deteriorated and not being maintained well due to lack of funding.

“We also looking into increasing facilities and exhibit items for the museum,” said Ting. -DayakDaily

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