KUCHING: Newly-appointed Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng wants to focus on the transformation of Kuching South in three areas: security, traffic congestion and a joint committee comprising councillors and commissioners from MBKS and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU).
He stressed that it is paramount to understand the situation on the ground when drafting policies and future plans for the city.
“It’s good to have dream (on ways to transform the city) but it is important to understand where is our situation and position,” said Wee to journalists after launching ‘MBKS Zone 5 Dengue Awareness’ campaign at Song Kheng Hai Hawker Centre here yesterday.
The joint committee, he explained, will act as a bridge between MBKS and DBKU to identify and manage issues arising from common areas of responsibilities.
Wee said he inherited a good legacy from the former MBKS mayor Datuk James Chan and assured that he would continue the good work of the council in serving the people.
Furthermore, he would like to revive the historical value and beauty of Padungan area by expanding the coverage of ‘Old Kuching Smart Heritage Agenda’ to the area. The agenda aims to uncover the wealth of Kuching heritage for visitors and locals alike.
“We will talk to the shop owners, community and stakeholders to see how we can enhance the transformation of the city,” he said
Wee added that the transformation agenda of Kuching city cannot take off without their support.
On the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, he said the city council will be hanging lanterns around the city in the next few days.
“I also have instructed my staff to assist me in decorating the Friendship Park for young families to gather there to enjoy the festival in the garden,” he revealed.