KUCHING, Aug 5: The soon-to-be constructed Unifor Complex at Ong Tiang Swee Road here is another reflection of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s inclusiveness.
The Minister-in-charge of Unit For Other Religions (Unifor) Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas revealed the Sarawak government has not only provided the 1.2 hectare site for the complex but has also given a grant of RM70 million to cover the construction cost.
He highlighted this after bringing Unifor’s charitable trust committee members to visit the site this morning.
Uggah who is also the chairman of the committee was joined by its members including Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, his assistant minister Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Assistant Minister Datuk Roland Sagah, Tellian assemblyman Yussibnosh Balo, Datuk Janang Bungsu, Unifor director Richard Lon and political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu.
Also present was State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion.
Uggah who is also the Deputy Chief Minister disclosed the earth-breaking ceremony for the 10-storey complex is scheduled for this September. It will also feature a two-storey convention centre.
The whole complex will adopt a green building concept and smart technologies including charging stations for electric vehicles. The committee has submitted the building plan to the government for approval.
“On behalf of all the non-Islamic religions in the state, I would like to express our profound appreciation to Abang Jo for his generosity and his deep concern for us all.
“The construction of the complex is another milestone for Unifor. We in the committee appreciate his inclusiveness policy very much,” said Uggah.
Earlier, Uggah and others were briefed on the building plan by its architect David Ong. — DayakDaily