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New city hall hub for Miri smart amenities
Posted on : 23 Jul 2020  Source of News: New Sarawak Tribune

Abang Johari with from left Datuk Penguang Manggil, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan, Datuk Sebastian Ting, Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Datuk Amar Jaul Samion, Mayor Adam Yii and other dignitaries pose for a photograph in front of the structure of the new Miri City Hall building.

MIRI: The new Miri City Hall will be a control hub for the city’s digital technology amenities, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

He said the new building will be connected to services provided by the Miri City Council (MCC) such as keeping track the city’s bus movement as well as garbage collection trucks.

“The new building will be a ‘green building’ that is environmentally friendly and will be using the latest innovations. It will be connected to the amenities provided by the Council through smart connectivity.

“Miri will be a smart city, the buses will be equipped with special devices, this also applies to garbage collection trucks and connected to the operations centre here,” he said.

He said that when met by reporters during his visit to the construction site of the new city hall building at Marina Bay, here on Wednesday (July 22).


Abang Johari (right) inspects the construction site of the new Miri City Hall.

Abang Johari said the project is expected to complete by the first quarter of the next year, with it being ahead of schedule despite the three months delay due to the movement control order (MCO) recently.

“It is long overdue for Miri to have a city hall and it is only appropriate that in 2018, a special allocation was given to start the construction of the hall,” he said.

The chief minister said the building was planned to have the view facing the South China Sea and its design encapsulates the Miri city which is popularly known as an ‘oil town’.

“This is also one of our Projek Rakyat and this building will not only reflect on the unity of the people here but also to serve the people of Miri.

“It is an iconic building, a testament to the development in Miri as a resort city,” he said.

Abang Johari said the approach for development in Miri is different from other areas in Sarawak as this was started during Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s time as Chief Minister.

“He (Taib) along with Datuk Patinggi George Chan (Hong Nam) planned for Miri to be a resort city and the city is transformed to what it is today,” he said.


An artist impression of the Miri City Hall.