Integrated Community Centre to benefit community

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MIRI: The proposed Integrated Community Centre will greatly benefit the community here, especially those residing around Taman Tunku and Taman Jelita.

“We proposed to build this Integrated Community Centre which would include a police station kiosk, gymnasium, playground, football field, futsal field, as well as a cycling and jogging track,” said Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat.

With all these amenities, he said the centre would cost about RM6mil, adding that the centre was to be built on an eight-acre plot of land here.

He said this when delivering his speech at the earth-breaking ceremony for the proposed Integrated Community Centre at Taman Jelita here, which was officiated at by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Wednesday (Aug 26).

“This would be the main recreational area for Taman Tunku and Taman Jelita.”

He said that a specific name had yet been chosen for the Integrated Community Centre, and therefore he left it to Abang Johari to name the centre.

Meanwhile, he also pointed out that the Chief Minister had visited various projects and sites earlier in the day, including the flood mitigation project and others.

“This is a leader who has a big heart and wants to be with the people of Sarawak. We are proud of this visit today. I can also voice the various needs in our area, especially in the Taman Tunku and Taman Jelita area.”

On the flooding issue in the area, he said the Chief Minister had approved the flood barrier project. However, Ripin informed that this was not a total solution for the flood problem in Taman Tunku.

“This is because even though the river is called Sungai Dalam, it is very shallow and development from Taman Jelita to Tukau would cause siltation in Sungai Dalam.”

Thus, he said Sungai Dalam would require a maintenance cost of about RM1mil a year. He also said other flood barrier projects such as those at Sungai Rait and Tukau would require about RM40mil.

At the same time, he presented the people’s appeal here for a comprehensive solution to the flooding problem in the area.

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