Tuesday, March 2

UTC Sibu to be completed Jan 2016

(From left) Wong, Tiong, Tong and Andrew looking at the UTC plan at the site.

(From left) Wong, Tiong, Tong and Andrew looking at the UTC plan at the site.

SIBU: Works on the RM30 million Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) at Level 8-10 of the Sibu Central Market Car Park will be fully completed by January, Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh assured the public yesterday.

“The UTC centre should be able to function after the Chinese New Year.

“This venue serves as a one-stop centre for the various offices,” he said.

Wong, who is also Local Government and Community Development Minister, said this during his inspection of the project site.

Accompanying him were Sibu Municipal Council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King, deputy chairman Dato Andrew Wong and chief engineer Tony Wong.

UTC will house the Immigration Department, National Registration Department, Sibu Water Board, Sarawak Energy Corporation (Sesco), State Treasury Department, Resident’s Office, District Office, Road Transport Department,
1Malaysia Clinic, Police Department and several other Federal offices.

The centre will open daily from 8am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday.

“For the office workers, they can go to the UTC centre to process their documents at night,” Wong said.

He disclosed that two new lifts would be constructed to supplement the two existing lifts that had not been functioning properly.

He said the two new lifts were expected to be completed within 45 days allowing the present lifts to be repaired.