Abang Johari shakes hands with other guests on arrival.

SIMANGGANG: A 17-acre park will soon be developed here, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Peace Park, as it’s called, is a RM5.5-million project which is among a few other projects of the state government aimed at developing Sri Aman through the building of infrastructure.

“We have approved several projects for Simanggang. One of it is a park near Jalan Astana and it will have lots of trees. A road will be built to connect the park to Rumah Sri Aman which will be converted into a museum,” said Abang Johari.

He disclosed the plan during his speech during a dinner at Sri Aman Civic Centre last Sunday night.

The state government has also allocated RM5 million to Rumah Sri Aman conservation project.

Abang Johari accompanied by Harden is welcomed by other guests on arrival at the ‘Majlis Makan Malam Bersempena Dengan Program Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat Bahagian Sri Aman’. Photos: Ramidi Subari

The state government has also allocated RM5 million to Rumah Sri Aman conservation project.

“RM20 million has been approved by the state government for us to upgrade the roads around the park to the waterfront area from Jalan Astana to Jalan Resak,” said the chief minister.

According to Community Wellbeing Assistant Minister Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, once the park is fully completed, it would be handed over to Sri Aman District Council (MDSA) as the agency responsible for managing operations.

Meanwhile, Rumah Sri Aman will be handed over to Sarawak Museum Department to operate its gallery.

Abang Johari (centre) with Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (eighth left), Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah (sixth right) and Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang cutting the ‘Pulut Kuning’ to commemorate the third anniversary of Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari as Chief Minister, while from left Datuk Malcolm MUssen Lamoh, Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Datuk Mong Dagang, Simoi Peri, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim, State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion, Datuk Seri Stephen Rundi Utom and Datuk Talib Zulpilip look on.