Solution to parking woes in sight


Vehicles parked illegally on the roadside due to lack of parking space at Sibu Hospital. — Filepic

SIBU: Lack of parking space at Sibu Hospital will be resolved withthe construction of 120 new parking bays.

Sibu MP Oscar Ling said a tender for the project had been awarded and that construction work was expected to begin by the end of this month or early October.

The parking space, he said would be sited behind the hospital canteen.

“The project costing RM500,000 will be completed in two months’ time,” he added.

Ling hoped the additional parking bays would be able to resolve parking woes at the hospital.

“Currently there are about 600 parking bays but 400 are for the hospital staff’s use, leaving 200 for the public.

“That is not enough,” he said.

He said lack of space had led to illegal parking and traffic congestion in the area.

Ling also said the hospital was in need of a reverse osmosis water system which costs RM230,000.

“Individuals or organisations who want to donate the item can contact the hospital authorities,” he said. — By ANDY CHUA
   

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