Korean street named after Kuching

Guro City, Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Wikipedia

KUCHING: One of the highlights for Kuching South City Council (MBKS) last year was the naming of a street in South Korea after Kuching City South, said Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng.

“The street was named as ‘Namkuching-ro’ or ‘Kuching South Street’ and is located near the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding building,” he said.

The naming of the street in Guro City, Seoul, South Korea  by the Guro district office was  to honour the friendship city relationship that Guro City has established with Kuching City South, explained Wee.

He said another achievement by the council on the international stage was attaining the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malaysia Sustainable Development Award 2020 for  its  Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) project on the IPeople-Qmunity App.

“This was under the Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

“As for the SDG Project on Mayor’s Walk under the Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, MBKS was a finalist,” revealed the mayor.

Touching on developments  in the city, Wee said MBKS had implemented the Traffic Garden Expansion and Community Rejuvenation Programme at Kenyalang Park, a new milestone in its efforts to beautify parks in Kuching South.

“The project will integrate the existing traffic garden and its surrounding open spaces to create a unique 10-acre green lung for the recreation and convenience of residents and public alike,” he said.

Wee said Kuching must play its role in spearheading economic recovery.

“Kuching is known as the heart of Sarawak when it comes to businesses, investments and infrastructures,” he said.

The mayor added the praise by Health director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on Sarawak’s effort to contain Covid-19 should inspire  Sarawakians to do even better.