SIBU: The 20-year-old second green lung of Sibu, namely Permai Lake Garden, will undergo a transformation soon with a total cost of RM8 million for the period of three-year upgrading plan.
According to the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman, Clarence Ting Ing Horh, the work will start with upgrading the existing foot path with a total cost of three million this year.
“We will use three million and spend it on the footpath. This is the first most important thing because the majority of the events (organised) here are for people to exercise.
“So, if the foot path is not good then they (visitors) are not happy. Hence, that is why it (footpath) is our top priority.
“There is a wooden walk path there; we going to turn it into a concrete walkway and then inside the forest, the wooden one, we going to take away and replace it with something new,” he said when met by reporters after officiating at the SMC Tree Planting Campaign today.
Ting also noted that they will turn some of the area into a science park that can be enjoyed by the children who come to the park as well as open up more area for car park and activities.
“We going to make a lot of changes but essential thing is our plan is to keep it as a park that people can come, enjoy and walk.
“We’re going to take down the forest there. We still have 29 acres that are not yet developed so we’re going to open it up and expand the footpath to that area.
“We’re going to build more car parks. The current (existed) car park will be turned it into a square so the people can make activity there. So, this is the plan.
Ting noted that the fund was provided by the state government to SMC for the upgrading work.