Building safety key to fate of 40-year-old Rejang Park market

Ongoing safety checks will determine the future use of Rejang Park wet market.

The four-decade-old Rejang Park wet market will be rebuilt or renovated once the Public Works Department (PWD) gives the plan the greenlight.

Sarawak Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Datuk Michael Tiang said discussions to upgrade the market had been ongoing for quite some time.

“We are waiting for PWD to check and certify whether the building is safe to function as a wet market or not.

“Only if it is found safe will we renovate it.“But if it is not, we will rebuild it for the customers and hawkers,” he said after distributing 800 umbrellas to fathers in the Pelawan constituency in conjunction with Fathers Day.

The market, he said, was popular among locals as evidenced by the heavy traffic flow within the area.

Touching on the Rejang Park traffic garden, Tiang said the Sarawak Transport Ministry (MOTS) was currently upgrading it.

“MOTS is going to reinitiate traffic games, which have been stopped for so many years.

“We will organise traffic games in Sibu.

“As the assemblyman, I will also help by using my funds to upgrade this traffic garden to make it really conducive for the games,” he said, adding that the activity might be held next year.

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