State govt spends RM13 million to upgrade SCV facilities for RMWF 2019

Abdul Karim (third right) inspecting the renovation works.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 8: The state government allocated RM13 million to upgrade Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) facilities in time for the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) this year.

Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this after his walkabout to inspect the RMWF venue this evening.

He said the renovation and improvement works at SCV through Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) are for the main entrance plaza, roofing works, fencing works, main walkway, bridge works, pergola, service road, grasscrete and other associated works.

These are to make SCV more conducive and friendly to visitors who are coming to RWMF.

The renovation and improvement works started on April 1 and were just completed recently.

Group photo in front of the RWMF 2019 mainstage. Abdul Karim is at fourth right.

Meanwhile, Abdul Karim also urged the public to bring their own drinking bottles and containers for food and beverages as an environmentally measure. Water dispensers will be provided at different locations in SCV throughout RWMF.

He said WiFi services will be provided as well in SCV, thus fulfilling a promise he made to the media last year.

RWMF is back for its 22nd consecutive year. It aims to attract over 20,000 festival goers from near and far, and visiting tourists alike throughout its three-day culture-filled weekend from July 12 to 14

RWMF 2019 gathers together 39 music and cultural acts from all over the world, with nine bands performing on stage, 69 performances, 27 lifestyle and wellness sessions and musicians of about 27 different nationalities. — DayakDaily