SERIAN: Serian Division, particularly the town area, will have a new look once the state administrative complex and conference centre, to be built on a 32-acre site, costing about RM200 million are completed by end of 2019. Located near both projects is the 145-acre Serian New Township, which is being constructed in stages and due for completion within the next eight to 10 years.
A state government-linked company (GLC), Sarawak Incorporated Sdn Bhd is developing the administrative complex and conference centre on a Build-Operate-Transfer basis, while another GLC Borneo Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (BDC) is developing the Serian New Township.
An earth-breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the projects was held at a site off Serian-Tebedu bypass, not far from the Resident and District Office, yesterday prior to the guests attending the Pesta Birumuh 2017 at the nearby Serian Sports Complex.
Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg officiated at and performed the earth-breaking ceremony, which was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Youth, Sports and Solidarity Dato Sri Michael Manyin and State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Morshidi Abdul Ghani.
Also present were Human Resources Minister and Serian MP Datuk Seri Richard Riot, as well as assistant ministers Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Datuk Roland Sagah, Bukit Semuja assemblyman John Ilus and Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh.