Peace Park project to be completed in May next year

Abang Johari (fourth left) at the ground breaking ceremony of Peace Park Sri Aman. Also seen from third left are: Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian; State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion and State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion. Photo: JApen

KUCHING: The proposed integrated public recreational park project in Sri Aman, dubbed Peace Park will be completed by May 2022.

The Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA), which is the project’s implementing agency, said the project was to conserve the existing forest with its rich biodiversity.

“The design incorporates existing infrastructure and historical significance with the inclusiveness of all communities to promote peace and harmony.

“This will provide the public with a very much needed park for the purpose of relaxation, exercise and de-stressing.

“It will serve as a tourist attraction, especially for nature lovers and educational site for students,” it said of the park surrounding Rumah Sri Aman.

Earlier, the ground-breaking ceremony for the park was officiated at by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during his working visit there.

According to the project information shared by LCDA, the project which was categorised under Projek Rakyat, was approved in September last year, involving an area of 8.98 hectares.

Among its components are a Heritage Trail, Jungle Trail, Scenic Bridge, Peace Pond, Malay Pavilion, Chinese Pavilion, Dayak Pavilion, a playground, footpath as well as reflexology facilities.

The project also comprised an exercise yard, a Peace Square as well as a carpark.

Abang Johari (left) at the ground-breaking ceremony of Peace Park Sri Aman. Also seen in front row, from second left are Community Wellbeing Assistant Minister Datuk Francis Harden Hollis; State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion and Local Government and Housing Minister Da-tuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian. Photos: Japen