Miri waterfront project to start soon

MIRI: The RM5million Miri waterfront project will commence soon after the approval was given by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Miri Mayor Lawrence Lai told reporters that the project will give the waterfront a facelift and boost the city’s tourism and economy sectors.

“The project has just been approved by the CM and tender for the project will be opened next month,” he said when met by reporters at the soft opening of Pullman Miri Waterfront last Saturday.

According to him, this will be the second phase of the Miri waterfront project which upon completion, will connect directly to Jalan North Yu Seng tourism corridor.

The area along Jalan North Yu Seng, currently dubbed by locals as ‘Wireless Walk’ due to its location near Kampung Wireless, is a popular spot for both local and foreign tourists.

The Miri waterfront project will either include a jetty or a pier as well as a boardwalk for members of the public to explore the rivermouth area.

“The jetty has been a long time request, especially by fishermen who bring in their catch via Miri waterfront.

“That area is also a favourite spot for the Miri rivermouth fishing competition and the jetty will be a useful facility for any sport fishing event,” he said.

In view of this, Lai welcome companies from the private sector like Interhill Group and Naim Group to contribute to the development of the project.

He said “Now that Interhill Group have their Pullman hotel at Miri Waterfront, perhaps they too can contribute a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project to help make the area better and more appealing to tourists.

“Naim Group can also make a similar contribution, and together with the council, we can make Miri a vibrant resort city.”

He added that the project can include beautification works and public facilities.

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