SRI AMAN: Sri Aman will be getting its own Islamic complex soon, making it the fourth one in the state after Kuching, Sibu and Miri.
Construction of the RM50 million complex will commence in July.
According to Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman, it will take about 30 months to complete.
The construction cost is funded by Tabung Baitumal Sarawak and will be built on a six acre piece of land next to Taman Panorama Benak (in front of the Sri Aman Resident’s Office).
“It will house government offices, with a commercial centre to be built around the complex,” he said in a press conference during the Majlis Tilawah Al-Quran Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 1436H/2015 at Sri Aman Resident’s Office yesterday.
Daud said the laying of the foundation stone for the seven-storey complex will be performed by Sarawak Head of State Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud at 11am, March 29.
In another development, Sri Aman will be hosting the Majlis Tilawah Al-Quran Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 1436H/2015 at Sri Aman Civic Centre from March 26 to 29.
Daud said the objective is to select a Quri and Quriah to represent Sarawak at the national level Majlis Tilawah Al-Quran.
The side events include an Al-Quran Quiz (March 26 to 29 at Sri Aman Civic Centre), Sales and Expo (March 26 to 29 at Sri Aman Civic Centre compound) and Majlis Meraikan Jemaah Hakim (March 28 at Hotel Seri Simanggang).
The event will be officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem on March 26. Taib will be there on March 29 to hand over the prizes.
Present at the press conference were Sri Aman Resident Johnathan Lugoh, Sri Aman District Officer Ismawie Salleh and Sarawak Islamic Council secretary Ismail Mohd Anis.