The Jalan Oya Health Clinic expansion should be included in redevelopment plans for the area, says Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng.
“As the health clinic is located within the Bukit Assek Redevelopment Project, expansion of the health clinic is crucial to ensure Bukit Assek will have a comprehensive healthcare centre.”
Speaking at his Bukit Assek Media Night, Chieng stressed that although healthcare fell under Federal Government jurisdiction, Sarawak government would also do its part to ensure it continued to operate in line with the needs of the local community.
Chieng added that the clinic was currently serving 1,000 to 1,200 people daily – well beyond its capacity of 200 patients.
“Imagine how busy and cramped the health clinic is when it receives such a large number of patients.
“Therefore, the expansion project is much needed,” he said.
He added that he had informed Deputy Health Minister Datuk Lukanisman Awang Sauni about the matter and it would be brought to the ministry at Federal level for further action.
“For our part, I will bring this matter to Land and Development Protection Board (LCDA) as implementing agency for the Bukit Assek Redevelopment Project to see what needs to be done for the health clinic,” he said.
Separately, he said a new road would be built under the 13th Malaysia Plan (RMK13) in 2026 as an alternative to reduce congestion on Jalan Wong King Huo in Sibu.
“This new road will start near the Hann’s Residence area (Jalan Wong King Huo) towards Sibu Airport road (Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman).
“It will go through Taman Rimba Bukit Lima and to the Hospital Sibu junction traffic lights and also connect Jalan Maling.”
Chieng said this new road had been approved by Sarawak government under RMK12 for design and land acquisition.