RM5 mln Bakam Point to serve as community hub, tourism landmark

MCC secretary Morshidi Fredrick (left) receiving the mock key to Bakam Point from Miri Resident Mastapa Julaihi, while Ripin (centre) and others look on.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Feb 19: Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat is optimistic that the newly completed Bakam Point near Kampung Bakam here would be a new landmark for Miri city besides helping to boost the local tourism sector.

Speaking to local journalists after witnessing the symbolic handing of a mock key to Bakam Point over to Miri City Council (MCC) from Miri Resident Mastapa Julaihi yesterday, he also revealed the RM5 million building consists of six stalls and is equipped with sports facilities.

“We want Bakam Point to be part of Miri’s tourism activities,” disclosed Ripin.

Bakam Point is located along the Miri coastal road.

To reach the location, it would take about 20 minutes’ drive from Miri city.

Bakam Point was carried out under the 11th Malaysia Plan.

The project’s masterplan was revealed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg when he was still Minister of Tourism. — DayakDaily