BY NURSYAHIDA BOLHASSAN
MIRI: The Miri Sentral Bus Terminal project at Jalan Cahaya, which was officiated at by caretaker Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg on November 15, is expected to be completed in early January 2024.
Apart from being a strategic transportation hub in the northern, central and southern regions, this new bus terminal will also be equipped with various facilities including ticketing counters, sundry shops, cafes, taxi and bus parking, waiting areas, cargo storage and toilets.
The project is well received by the public, especially locals living around Miri.
(Miri City councillor)
This new initiative by the Sarawak government is another milestone in its efforts to upgrade the transportation facilities for Sarawakians.
Its strategic location will serve the people of Miri well in terms of connectivity and ease of travel. This well planned and designed terminal bus will also significantly improve Miri City as an economic hub.
It will attract many new businesses and increase employment opportunities as it will be a gateway to many rural towns.
It’s yet another example of the commitment of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to the people in the Northern region of Sarawak.
(Health and safety advisor)
This initiative by the Sarawak government will prevent pollution in Miri City.Besides increasing the people’s access to other areas, it is sustainable environmental friendly project, people oriented and will contribute to the local economy.Hopefully, it will also boost the business and tourist destinations and attract the business community to make a comeback after a long Covid-19 pandemic break.
SITI NOR AISAH BUJANG
This project is a good effort to develop Miri City. The construction of sundry shops and cafes can definitely create various job opportunities for the people of Miri.
As one of the public transport users, I am very happy with the implementation of this project.
When completed, this bus terminal will facilitate my journey from Miri to Limbang or Miri to Lawas.
This project augurs well for the transportation system in Miri. The establishment of ticket counters, cafes and sundry shops will provide opportunities for Miri residents to do business.
It will also provide comfort to passengers because there will be a more systematic ticketing system.
NOR ELMIRA RAMBLI
This Miri Sentral Bus Terminal project is a dream come true for the locals.It will definitely help the public, especially those who do not have their own vehicles.
NUR ATHIRAH MASRI
This project is good news for the people of Sarawak not only in Miri but also in other districts. It will provide many benefits to the public, especially public bus users as well as workers in the surrounding areas. I hope it can be completed according to schedule, which is within the next two years.