KUCHING: The office term extension of Miri City Council councillors — from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 — will allow the local authority to continue plans for a better Miri City.
Mayor Adam Yii, in thanking the Sarawak government for reappointing himself and his deputy as well as 30 councillors, said this would enable them to oversee and implement various programmes in the Miri City Strategy Plan.
“The Miri City Strategy Plan has great emphasis on more development projects, extending efficient city services and complementing the government’s efforts related to tourism development in Miri City through the Miri Smart City – Proof of Concept launched on April 12.
“Digital technologies have been extensively applied in various initiatives and programmes. The ultimate aim is to bring about better living conditions, safe and healthy living environment and vibrant economy,” he said on Friday (July 23).
Yii added that he, his deputy Julaihi Mohamad and other councillors pledged to discharge their duties and deliver their services to their utmost abilities.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted Miri City as well as the council.
“On the positive side, we have to carry on under the new normal and in this respect, our early adaption to digital technology has been timely where physical contact has been considerably avoided and online transaction becoming an essential practice.”
Due to the high degree of cooperation among Mirians, he said Miri was able to join other cities in Sarawak in entering Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan.
“We call upon everyone to fully comply with standard operating procedures so that our lives can return to normal as soon as possible.”