Going all out to beautify Miri

The proposed beautification project entails the setting up of more green lungs such as this park in Tanjung Lobang. — STEPHEN THEN/The Star

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) will get the cooperation of every neighbourhood committee or Rukun Tetangga to beautify their residential areas in this resort city.

Residents will contribute their strength and ideas to beautify the place they live in as part of the “My Beautiful Neighbourhood Miri” campaign.

StarMetro learned that the council had issued advisory to all neighbourhood committees to play key role in cleaning up their housing estate and plant trees.

The project will be launched tomorrow, starting with Kampung Lereng Bukit here.

Miri mayor Adam Yii said the council called everyone to play their part in making Miri beautiful.

“We want all residential areas to have beautiful green lungs.

“Wild grass and overgrown bushes on vacant land in housing areas will be cleaned up and turned into recreational grounds for residents.

“We will plant trees and landscape in these housing areas too,” he said.

MCC has already initiated a major clean-up and beautification exercise costing millions of ringgit on beaches from Miri to the Sarawak-Brunei border.

A blueprint for beach and river clean-up project has been drawn up between the council and the Sarawak Tourism, Culture and Arts Ministry.

There will be three packages of clean-up and beautification of the coastal beaches.

The Tusan beachfront in southern part of Miri, the Bakan point in central part of Miri and the Batu Satu region in the northern part near Brunei will be the focus.

“We will turn the beaches into places where locals and foreigners can converge for recreation and leisure.

“Those areas have beautiful sunsets and will make excellent tourist spots,” said Yii.

The Sarawak-Brunei border checkpoint too will be redeveloped into a beautifully landscaped area to welcome visitors, he stressed.

Attention will also be given to remove garbage dumped along riverbanks and beaches.

“MCC will be much stricter in enforcing the law against dumping of waste, especially by riverbank squatters,” he added.

“These green lungs will be synonymous with Miri,” he said.

For the upgrading work, Yii said the council planned to allocate RM2mil for each of the three beaches.

The council would replant 5,000 trees in the city next year, he added.

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