Friday, December 6

Baram Regatta set to return in August

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(Seated from sixth right) Penguang and his wife Datin Monica Ukong are seen at Kiu’s (seated fifth right) open house.

(Seated from sixth right) Penguang and his wife Datin Monica Ukong are seen at Kiu’s (seated fifth right) open house.

MARUDI: The Baram Regatta, which was last held in 2014, will tentatively be held on Aug 25-27.

Assistant Minister for Local Government Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil confirmed the return of the historic regatta during his Chinese New Year visits to community leaders and friends here on Sunday.

“We had called for a meeting on this Baram Regatta event last week as promised. We have lined-up the committee for Baram Regatta events, which will be successfully held,” he said.

He also highlighted several development projects here.

“We have the budget for implementing the waterfront at a cost of RM23 million, RM7 million for the retaining wall and another RM3 million for the renovation of Fort Hose, and these will be implemented within a few years or very soon,” he said.

He said another RM11 million has been budgeted for a mini-estate just behind the mini stadium here.

“I hope all the people here will be patient in waiting for the projects to be implemented,” he said.

Among those Penguang visited were Chinese Chamber of Commerce president Chua Sing Yong, Kapitan Jimmy Kiu, Baram Foochow Association chairman Huong Yu Hee, Kapitan Chin Fung Yung, councillor Joseph Tiong and Jong Kian Foo.