Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sembulan River Beautification Project

Kota Kinabalu: Work on the first parcel of the Sembulan River Beautification Project at Sadong Jaya has commenced and is expected to be completed by 2012.

The RM25 million Parcel One plan which involves the Sembulan and Karamunsing riverbanks adjoining Sadong Jaya, will be constructed by Abad Jaya Construction Sdn Bhd.

In announcing this, Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim said it is one of three tourism related projects for the State Capital funded by the Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (Sedia) under the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC).

The other two are the coastal cycle way between Tanjung Aru and UMS and the upgrading of the historical precinct of Kota Kinabalu City.

Construction work is divided into three parcels and only work on Parcel One has commenced due to several outstanding issues such as the need to relocate squatters, several abandoned buildings and land exchanges.

Iliyas said a total of RM45 million has been allocated to the Sembulan river beautification project.

It involves beautifying the riverbanks of both the Sembulan and Karamunsing Rivers, between the South China Sea and Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman adjacent to the Muis building and the Karamunsing River, to the Jalan Kemajuan adjacent to the flyover.

Massive changes are expected to take place in the adjoining areas if building owners and businesses cooperate to help transform the whole area into a vibrant tourism hub with international standard dining, drinking and entertainment establishments.

According to him, building owners and nearby residents in the Sembulan area should see this as an opportunity to upgrade and beautify their buildings and homes, so that visitors and tourists to the area will go home with pleasant memories and, more importantly, the desire to come back.

On the said project, Iliyas, said DBKK is going far beyond the normal "repair" work to an old part of the City. He added that the project design is of international standard and was prepared by Innotech Design Architects Sdn Bhd.

Continue reading (Incl. Pic) at: Sembulan River Beautification Project

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