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Work on proposed Orang Ulu Cultural Centre to start soon

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MIRI: The proposed Orang Ulu Cultural Centre to be built here will attract tourists and boost the

An artist’s impression of the cultural centre.

local tourism industry.

Murum assemblyman Kennedy Chukpai Ugon in a recent press statement said work on the RM25 million-centre will commence soon and be completed within 18 months.

“This centre is one that we are looking forward to,” he said.

Chukpai, who is also president of Federation of Orang Ulu Association Malaysia (Forum) added the centre will be built on a five-acre land at Jalan Padang Kerbau in Kuala Baram here. Compensation to farmers who have been tilling the land for the past three decades have been paid.

He added the tender document had been handed over to the contractor on Oct 8, and the work will commence once the land is vacated.

The centre will consist of two buildings – one to function as a multi-purpose hall and the other an administration block.

“The hall will include space for cultural events, 80-table dining hall, retail and office space, restaurant and meeting rooms.

“The administration block will house office space, meeting room and a gallery.

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