State govt to consider requests for sporting facilities’ maintenance works

Awang Tengah (standing fourth left) posing for a group photo with other guests and the youngest go-kart driver (clad in yellow clothes) at the event.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Aug 30: The state government will consider requests received from various districts in Sarawak seeking maintenance works for their sporting facilities, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

“We have received numerous requests from other districts in the state asking for their sporting facilities to be upgraded, and we will consider their requests in stages, and the Miri Go-Kart race track is no exception,” he said after launching the Miri Go-Kart Club’s ‘Merdeka gathering’ event at Permjyaya today.

During the event, Awang Tengah raised his concerns after noticing several cracks developing on the Miri Go-Kart race track facility.

“I’m really hoping that the facility can be well maintained,” he pointed out.

Built 16 years ago, measuring 1.3km in length and 10 metres in width, the Miri Go-Kart track is currently the longest go-kart race track in the state and the only one built to international track standards for go-karting.

Awang Tengah said providing and upgrading sporting facilities has been the Sarawak government’s priority to ensure the state continues to have access to top class sports programmes.

He also pledged an allocation worth RM10,000 to the Miri Go-Kart Club to help support their future activities.

Awang Tengah was accompanied by Deputy Transport Minister Hasbi Habibollah, who is also Limbang MP, Assistant Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industry Terminal and Entreprenuer Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni and Miri Go Kart Club president Zinal Ibrahim. — DayakDaily