SIBU: A Sibu Youth Innovation Centre will be built as one of the projects under the Sibu Urban Renewal Master Plan.
Sibu Urban Renewal Master Plan committee chairman Chieng Buong Toon said the project was estimated to cost RM10mil.
Chieng and Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting presented the proposed project plans to Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in the presence of Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.
The Chief Minister was here to inspect a new road, Jalan Kong Yit Khim and the affordable housing project Rumah Spekra Permata in Kemuyang.
“This is the first project under the master plan and I have received a letter of approval from Abang Johari and the state Economic Planning Unit, ” said Chieng.
The project, he explained, would be sited at the Sibu Trade and Exhibition Centre and a consultant would be appointed soon to facilitate its implementation.
“The exhibition centre will be renovated to accommodate the new project. We hope to complete it in one year’s time, ” he said.
He said the centre would be used to train youths and increase their innovative and creative skills.
“Presently, we do not have such a facility, ” said Chieng.
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