MIRI: Event organisers are encouraged to keep Miri City Council informed so that their programmes can be included in the Visit Miri Year (VMY) 2018 calendar.
Miri mayor Adam Yii said priority would be given to organisers that fulfil VMY’s objective of promoting Miri as a liveable resort city and tourism.
“These events should be open to the public with themes such as culture, arts, sports youth, musical, charity and food fair among others.
“They should be able to draw in international crowds.
“Events that have been well received in the past are also welcome,” Yii said at the full board meeting.
He also reminded organisers to look after the venues’ cleanliness even after their programmes, especially those using council facilities.
“A deposit will be required, those who leave a mess after their events will have to pay for the clean-up and we will no longer permit them to use council facilities,” he said.
City secretary Morshidi Fredrick proposed reactivating the Miri Safety Committee, which would involve the cooperation of various agencies and organisations to look out for crime in Miri.
“I have discussed with the ministry and will continue to push for its reactivation,” said Morshidi.
“With the committee reactivated, we will also be able to apply for more financial support from the federal government,” he said.
Morshidi’s motion was agreed upon by all councillors present.
Tourism Development standing committee chairman, councillor Ernest Goh, announced that Miri May Fest 2018 would be held on May 19 until midnight.
Councillor Keith Chin urged residents of Taman Tunku to join in with a spring cleaning at Taman Jelita on March 10.
The council’s coming meet-the-people session is on March 2, Friday, from 10am to 11am at Morsjaya Market.
Event organisers can call 085-420215 (Jennifer) for details.