The multi-coloured steel hawker booths.

KUCHING: The old hawker centre at Kampung Nangka in Sibu saw a major facelift in the shape of its stalls.

Gone are the old makeshift stalls being set up with recycled woods and old canvas — which has been an eyesore — and they are replaced with colourful steel stall booths.

“Today, the stalls in Kampung Nangka are being replaced on the same spot.

“It is hoped that with this effort, more people will be attracted to the areas which will boost the income of the stall operators,” said Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee.

Dr Annuar, who is also Education, Science and Technological Research assistant minister, last week said that there were about 17 makeshift stalls that were being replaced at the centre.

He also added that the project was implemented by Nangka service centre together with the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) costing RM242,000.

He reminded the people on the importance of cleanliness following the Covid-19 pandemic and that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for food traders must be adhered to.