Wireless Walk will boost Miri tourism industry, says CM

Abang Johari (fourth from left, clad in blue) being briefed on the project's progress during the inspection on Sunday (Jan 13, 2019).

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 13: The RM3.35 million ‘Wireless Walk’ upgrading project which will house a total of 62 food and beverage kiosks will not only feature a contemporary design but help propel Miri’s tourism industry.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this after visiting the project site on Sunday (Jan 13).

“Seventy per cent of the upgrading works on the project has been completed,” he said, noting that once completed end of this February, the Wireless Walk would become a new tourism landmark for the Resort City.

“It will become one of Miri’s tourism corridors,” he opined.

The upgrading of the 500-metre-long ‘Wireless Walk’ along North Yu Seng Road began on February 19 last year.

“Out of the 62 kiosks, 10 will be allocated to non-Bumiputera entrepreneurs. All of the kiosks available at the ‘Wireless Walk’ will featuring local food and beverages including traditional delicacies,” he said.

Abang Johari added, synonymous with its name, the ‘Wireless Walk’ will also be provided with high speed Internet connections as to benefit both locals and tourists.

“The ‘Wireless Walk’ is named after the famous Kampung Wireless, as part of our effort to propel Miri’s tourism,” he said.

Accompanying Abang Johari during the visit were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew who is also Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) secretary-general, Miri mayor Adam Yii and Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat.

The ‘Wireless Walk’ upgrading project was initiated by Abang Johari when he was Minister of Tourism.

It was supposed to be completed in October last year, but completion was delayed. — DayakDaily