Sarawak Premier on tour to study urban landscapes, water management concepts in Singapore

08/07/2022 09:30 PM

SINGAPORE, July 8 (Bernama) -- As part of a five-day study visit to Singapore which will end on July 9, Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and his delegation took a guided tour of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, here, today.

The delegation was shown the importance of incorporating park and urban landscape development with water management and flood intervention measures in order to create a flood-resilient environment in towns and cities, according to a statement from the Office of the Premier of Sarawak.

The one-hour tour of the 62-hectare park was hosted by the Singapore National Park management.

The delegation was briefed by the park’s Denmark-based consultants on the design and concept of the park and its success as a flood intervention while drawing examples of their successful projects around the world, said the Office.

The Office said the briefing also touched on the redevelopment of the 200-hectare Bukit Assek area in Sibu along similar concepts while stressing that such development would also help to build communities around the project.

Accompanying the Premier during the tour were Deputy Premier Professor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Deputy Minister for Education, Innovation and Talent Development Dr Annuar Rapa’ee, Deputy Minister for Public Health, Housing and Local Government Michael Tiang Mee Ting and Acting State Secretary Datuk Seri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki.

Also accompanying the Premier as part of the effort in earnest to revamp Bukit Assek was a team from Sibu led by Sibu Municipal Council chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horh.

Abang Johari also attended a briefing on a master plan for the development of industrial terminals in Sarawak by a Singapore government-owned infrastructure and urban planning consultancy company.

Also present at the briefing was Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan who is also the Second Minister for Natural Resources and Urban Development and Minister for International Trade and Investment, said the Office.