Jinep (third left) presents a certificate to a participant of the workshop.

BAU: The construction of a gold mine museum here is expected to begin as early as next year, said Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep.

According to him, currently, a consultant company has been appointed by the state government to study the construction of the museum, which will display various items related to gold mining activities as well as the culture of the people here.

“The museum site is not far from Tasik Biru. For now, the total areas for the construction and cost have not been determined yet.

“However, an allocation of RM26 million has been approved by the government under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) for Bau District Blueprint 2016-2030,” he said after officiating at the One Stop Committee workshop at Dewan Suarah Bau here today.

Meanwhile, denying that the construction of the museum as one of his promises to face the upcoming state election, the Tasik Biru assemblyman stressed that the setting up of the museum has been planned since 2016.

Jinep added that the construction (of the museum) was among the plans to further develop Bau District, which formerly known as the gold mining town.