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MCC wants to work closely with Dr Teo’s service centre
Posted on : 09 Jul 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Yii (seated centre), Julaihi (on Yii’s right) and councillors with Dr Teo (seated second right) and his team.

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) needs support from the Miri MP Parliamentary Service Centre to make Miri greater, particularly in the aspect of facilities improvement.

In fact, MCC’s management office is looking forward to such support so that the council can secure funding from the federal government, Miri mayor Adam Yii said.

“We are happy to work with the MP for Miri Dr Michael Teo and his office not only to improve the council’s services but also to obtain necessary funding from the federal government to improve the facilities in the city,” he told the media after conducting a dialogue between MCC and Dr Teo and the entourage from his service centre yesterday.

Commenting on the GK Pujut roundabout, Yii said the project had been approved by the previous federal government before the 14th general election (GE14).

“The roundabout project actually has been approved before the GE14. However, we have been told that this project has been put on hold.

“Hopefully, YB Dr Teo can follow up this project with the federal government and to look for the best means on how to mitigate the traffic congestion in the area.”

He said the traffic improvement project for GK Pujut roundabout is a public project highly demanded by the people in the city.

Thus, he hoped that the new federal government will ensure that this project becomes a reality as it is vital to ease the bad traffic congestion during peak hours.

He further said the GK Pujut roundabout is the main access for road users from Kuala Baram, Senadin, Permyjaya New Township, Tudan and Pujut to the main city areas.

At the same time, he assured that the council will also work closely with the service centre on how to address the traffic congestion during peak hours at school areas.

He agreed with Dr Teo on engaging with school principals at a roundtable meeting on how to settle the problem effectively.

“The traffic congestion at the school areas is actually caused by inconsiderate parents who park their vehicles indiscriminately while waiting for their children.

“If these parents can be more mindful of other road users, the traffic congestion during peak hours at the school areas would be a thing of the past.”

While describing the dialogue as a fruitful discussion, Dr Teo pledged that his service centre would work closely with MCC to make Miri a better place to live in.

He said his service centre will forward any complaint pertaining to the council’s services to MCC for further action.

Also present were deputy mayor Julaihi Mohamad, councillors and council staff.