Tambirat Market at Asajaya over 90 pct completed, expected to start operating by April

Minos (centre) and MPKS staff pose for a photo during an inspection at the nearly-completed Tambirat Market at Asajaya today (Jan 31, 2023).

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KUCHING, Jan 31: The Tambirat Market at Asajaya is over 90 per cent completed and is expected to start operating by April.

According to a press statement from Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Dato Peter Minos today, once completed, the market can accommodate 100 stall operators, the majority of whom are currently operating along Asajaya’s main road.

“When the government improves and expands the main Asajaya road, the roadside traders must and have to go.

“This is why MPKS and the Integrated Regional Samarahan Development Agency (Irsda) took the initiative to build the market,” he said.

He elaborated that the project could have been completed earlier had it not been for the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

“When Covid-19 got its demise, MPKS chased up on urging the contractors to shape up and expedite all things. We are happy that the contractors listened to the council’s advice and warnings,” he said.

He added that Irsda chairman Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah had supported and helped the council from day one of the project.

“Hopefully, the Tambirat Market will start operations by April when the loose ends and minor details are sorted out,” he said. — DayakDaily