Stallholders in Miri Central Market, Miri Open Air Market urged to cooperate with upgrading works

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KUCHING, Jan 4: Miri City Council (MCC) is calling for cooperation and understanding from all stallholders at Miri Central Market in relation to the current upgrading work taking place at Miri Central Market and Miri Open Air Market.

MCC in a press statement today, disclosed the purpose of the upgrade is to improve conditions at the markets so that both stallholders and customers will have a better and healthier environment.

According to the council, the project will involve upgrading the drainage system, rewiring electrical cables, repainting and many others.


“The stallholders are required to vacate the market while the upgrading works is being carried out, to ensure the safety of the traders as well as the contractor’s workers, as well as to ensure that there is no disruption, in order for the upgrading works to be completed within the contractual period, which began on Dec 21, 2020, until Jan 20, 2021,” it said.

At the same time, MCC also hoped that the upgrading works could be completed ahead of schedule.

In the meantime, MCC said, upon request from some of the licensees or traders who wished to continue their business, MCC had arranged for a temporary trading location, which is located at MCC Padang.

“For those licensees who decided to take the opportunity to take a break or rest, the council will give a one-month rebate of licence fee and rental. MCC again reiterates that the Miri Central Market and Open Air Market upgrading project is meant to benefit the traders and their customers.

“It’s hoped that the project work will proceed undisturbed and be completed by Jan 20, 2021, or earlier so that they can resume trading in time for the Chinese New Year,” the statement added. — DayakDaily