Sibu to build RM10 mln youth innovation centre

Ting (left), with Chieng (right) presenting their plan to Abang Johari and Dr Sim.

SIBU, June 25: A Sibu Youth Innovation Centre will be built as one of the projects under the Sibu Urban Renewal Master Plan.

The project, according to the chairman of Sibu Urban Renewal Master Plan Committee, Chieng Buong Toon cost about RM10 million.

On Wednesday, Chieng together with chairman of Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) Councillor Clarence Ting presenting the proposed project to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in the presence of Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

The Chief Minister was here to inspect a new road, Jalan Kong Yit Khim and affordable housing or Rumah Spekra Permata (RSP) in Kemuyang.

SMC is the implementing agency for the project.

“This is the first project and I have received a letter of approval from the Chief Minister and the State Economic Planning Unit,”said Chieng.

The project, he explained would be built in the Sibu Trade and Exhibition Centre and a consultant would be appointed soon to facilitate its implementation.

“The place will be renovated to accommodate the innovation centre. We hope to complete it in one year’s time,”he said.

With the centre, youths in the town would be trained to increase their innovative and creativity skill.

“Presently we do not have such facility. And with this project, we will train our youths to be more innovative and creative,” he emphasised.—DayakDaily