Relocation of Bau wet market to new premises marks milestone in Greater Bau initiative

Henry (sixth left) and other invited guests flashing the thumbs-up to the new Bau wet market.

by Jacob Achoi

BAU, Feb 2: The Bau wet market has been relocated to a new, more conducive premises in line with the vision of Greater Bau, announced Deputy Minister of Transport (Marine and Riverine), Dato Henry Harry Jinep.

Harry said the relocation was necessary in view of the poor condition of the old wet market, which has been in operation for more than 30 years.

At the launching ceremony today, he pointed out that the new premises, which was built at cost of RM2.2 million, through his minor rural project (MRP) has an upgraded drainage system and a more strategic location.

“The relocation of the wet market is deemed necessary taking into account the sensitivity of the Malay community near the area (old market) and factors concerning cleanliness, in line with the slogan of Greater Bau,” Henry said at the ceremony.

He urged the traders to put priority towards the cleanliness of the new premises, including keeping the toilets clean at all times.

The old market, which sells pork is located within close proximity with the Malay community staying at Jalan Johari Sunchar.

According to Harry, who is Tasik Biru assemblyman, the project started in Jan 2021 and was completed in August last year.

He thanked Bau District Council for assisting in making the new wet market a reality for the people in the area to run their business.

Bau district officer Constantine Gerald David Jonas and BDC secretary Ong Chin Ping were among those present. — DayakDaily