Bazaar undergoes transformation

Fatimah (centre) handing over financial aid to a representative of the committee.

OYA: This once sleepy bazaar is slowly attracting visitors not only from within Mukah division but also outside, thanks to the scrumptious food available such as the popular mi udang (prawn noodles).

This has been acknowledged by Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah.

She said efforts to provide facilities as well as to beautify this bazaar were done in stages through allocation from rural transformation programme (RTP) and minor rural project (MRP).

According to her, this is to provide facilities to the local people in this area, which comprises Oya Square, Oya Walk, Gerai Mi Udang and Pasar Warisan, to get involved in business to increase their family’s income.

“We want to make this place a tourist attraction because of the good food, as well as the uniqueness of this place,” she said while officiating at the Payung Sejahtera, Oya Square here on Friday (April 2).

The minister then elaborated that the next plan for this area would include providing roofing and a concrete path for Oya Walk, as well as the renovation of Gerai Mi Udang including providing parking lots.

She said that the cost of providing roofing for Oya Square was RM161,000, while purchasing and installing umbrellas and lanterns would cost RM49,500, and RM2,850 for a plaque (signage).

At the event, she also handed financial assistance to the management and maintenance committee of Oya Square, Oya Walk, and Gerai Mi Udang.