Market traders to move into new premises

Lai (eighth from left) with councillors and some of the traders from Tamu Kedayan giving their thumbs-up to the new premises for Tamu Kedayan.

Lai (eighth from left) with councillors and some of the traders from Tamu Kedayan giving their thumbs-up to the new premises for Tamu Kedayan.

MIRI: Some 92 traders from Tamu Kedayan at Jalan Orlander are expected to move into the new market premises two weeks from now.

Miri mayor Lawrence Lai said the new market constructed at Tamu Muhibbah was completed early this year.

“The RM600,000 new Tamu Kedayan market was funded by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC).

“We promised the traders would move into the new market within this month to allow the council to do some final touch up work such as wiring installation for switch, lights and fans,” he said during a site visit to the new market for Tamu Kedayan at Tamu Muhibbah yesterday.

The traders have been asked by SEDC to move out from the market to allow the developer to commence with the new development project.

The proposal to rebuild Tamu Kedayan came about following the demolition of the old Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) building at Jalan Orlander to make way for a four-storey commercial building, work on which would commence by end of this year.

One of the traders, Simpon Liman from Permyjaya Newtownship thanked SEDC and the council for the temporary market relocation.

‘I’ve conducted my business at the old site of Tamu Kedayan for 30 years already. A big thanks to MCC on their immediate arrangement for the relocation so we can continue to conduct business activities like normal.”

The number of traders at Tamu Muhibbah will increase to 326 with the presence of the Tamu Kedayan traders.

According to the council’s record, 177 traders were registered at Tamu Muhibbah.

Another market at the back of Tamu Muhibbah known as Special Tamu housed 57 traders.

With the increasing number of traders at Tamu Muhhibah, the council has added another 50 parking lots to the existing 96 parking lots near the market.

In addition to that, a new toilet in front of the new Tamu Kedayan is under construction.

The toilet is implemented under 10th Malaysia Plan (10th MP) and expected to be completed by May this year.

The council plans to construct a second new toilet at the loading area of Tamu Muhibbah.

Also present during the site visit were councillors.

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