Batu Kawa folk grateful for development

An old abandoned quarry — Ang Cheng Ho Quarry — in Batu Kawa

KUCHING: A ‘Sports/Community Hall with Innovative Hub’ project that is currently under construction at the former Ang Cheng Ho quarry in Batu Kawa here is set to become another major landmark in the area specifically and this city in general.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian pointed out that the project marks the beginning of transformation of the old quarry.

To him the place is the last ‘undiscovered jewel’ here, meaning it has high potential for spectular development that can greatly transform the city.

Going by the schedule, the project should be completed in 15 months’ time.

The hall will have, among other things, a meeting room, discussion area, rentable office space, co-working space and a pantry.

When it comes to this sort of development, the public normally have a lot of opinions about it. So with that in mind, New Sarawak Tribune reached out to a few people for their comments.

Ketua Kampung Latep Seman
KETUA KAMPUNG LATEP SEMAN, 69

I am proud of the developments that are taking place in Batu Kawa and I can see that our government really cares for the people. This is why I always remind the people under my care to support Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

Ketua Kampung Mohd Jukit
KETUA KAMPUNG MOHD JUKIT, 55

I am grateful for having such an active assemblyman for our constituency because he is always on the ground with the people. I hope that Batu Kawa will continue to develop rapidly in the future.

Penghulu Thien Shing Fong
PENGHULU THIEN SHING FONG, 68

Dr Sim is a very hardworking and proactive assemblyman. I look forward to more developments in the future for Batu Kawa.

Penghulu Stanley Repon
PENGHULU STANLEY REPON

This project will definitely provide employment opportunities, which in turn will help the people. I hope that this project and other projects in Batu Kawa will go according to plan.