“Currently, there is no plan for the government to build another international swimming pool stadium in Sibu.” – Snowdan Lawan
THE Youth and Sports Ministry will consider the proposal for a covered swimming pool in Sibu under the mid term review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11th MP).
“The building of the facility will, however, depend on the availability of funds,” said Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Snowdan Lawan during the State Legislative Assembly sitting in Kuching yesterday.
He was replying to Dudong State Assemblyman, Datuk Tiong Thai King, who wanted to know if the government had any plans to build a covered swimming pool in Sibu to facilitate the training of swimmers any time of the day.
Tiong also wanted to know if the government had any plans to build another international swimming pool stadium in Sibu. He also wanted to know the cost of the newly completed Sibu Indoor Stadium.
In his replies, Snowdan said there were currently three swimming pools in Sibu. Two were privately owned while one belonged to the government and was managed by the Sibu Municipal Council.
“Currently, there is no plan for the government to build another international swimming pool stadium in Sibu,” the Assistant Minister explained.
The newly completed Sibu Indoor Stadium was built for the SUKMA Games 2016 as the venue for the badminton tournament. The stadium, Snowdan added, was built at a cost of RM39 million and was managed by Sarawak Sports Corporation.