Redevelopment plans for markets

The Jaya Li Hua market in Sibu will be converted into a food court.

SIBU: Besides Pasar Tamu Taman Indah, another two markets here will undergo changes.

They are the Jaya Li Hua market and Sungai Merah market.

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting said Jaya Li Hua market, which recorded low visitors, would be turned into a food court.

He said the council’s market and petty traders committee would look into this matter.

He said the market will be renovated to include five food and drink stalls.

Currently there are 12 traders selling vegetables, meat and dry items there.

Ting said the lack of people visiting the markets was made apparent during the recovery movement control order (MCO).

“The standard operating procedures (SOP) require people to record their details and based on this registry, we saw that volume of visitors was low.

“This figures help the council collect information for future planning purposes.

“For example, Jaya Li Hua market with its low number of visitors has led to plans to turn it into a food court, ” explained Ting.

On average, Jaya Li Hua market recorded daily visitors of just 138 from Aug 1 to 7, against 2,990 visitors to the Central Market during the same period.

The other markets under SMC are in Grand Height, Rejang Park, Tiong Hua and Sungai Merah.

The other project involves the redevelopment of Sungai Merah market at a cost of RM5mil.

The building will be demolished to make way for the construction of a new one.

The project is still in the planning stage.

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