Giving credit where it’s due


Fadzil (second from left) with other project consultants taking a closer look at the sports facility drawings produced by BYG Architecture, as its senior partner architect Michael Ong (fourth from left) points out important features.

SIBU: SibuJaya’s master developer, Distrepark Sdn Bhd, has credited the authorities for the smooth implementation of private-driven initiatives in the vibrant township.

Its director Mohd Fadzil Abdul Hamid said there could be no denying that the private sector would find it challenging to successfully implement any development or projects without the authorities’ continued guidance and assistance.

“Be it for property development or social events, the support extended to SibuJaya by the various authorities has been motivating and I believe it will spur us to go even further in our quest to create not just quality properties, but a quality lifestyle for the residents here,” he said after chairing a sports facility project meeting.

Fadzil extended his thanks to the authorities for their continued cooperation and was optimistic that SibuJaya would continue to become bigger, better, brighter and bolder.

On the sports facility project he was tasked with overseeing, he believed it would be a perfect addition to the long list of facilities already available or were being built in SibuJaya from petrol station, police station and fire station to supermarkets, weekend markets, private clinics, library and fast food outlets, apart from the factories within the township.

“None of these would have been possible if it had been the single effort of a private developer. It became a reality because of the close working relationship we enjoy with the relevant authorities,” he said.

On another matter, the director said he was excited over ongoing engagements led by the SibuJaya team with the Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) on next year’s calendar of events.

“I was told that they have a lot of ideas on how to improve on the SibuJaya Fun 5 Street Carnival and make it an even bigger event,” he said, pointing out that such events were another example of how the authorities stepped to the fore in leadership.

“Obviously, without the input and permission from all the authorities concerned, the proposed event would have remained a proposal and will never see the light of day,” he added.

It was learnt that the highly anticipated SibuJaya Fun 5 event, pending confirmation by the local authority, was proposed for late August to early September in 2019 and that it would feature the wildly popular Water Fiesta alongside the Fire Fiesta.

This year in August, the event was declared opened by SRDC chairman Sempurai Petrus Ngelai, while deputy chairman Robert Lau Hui Yew launched the Fire Fiesta, and Pansar as the corporate sponsor for the Water Fiesta had its general manager David Tai launching the aquatic event.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian also made an impact at the event when he planted the 8,888th tree on national day, after he declared open the master developer’s sales gallery.

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