MIRI (October 21): Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was invited to officiate at the inauguration of the new Miri City Council (MCC) building on November 15.
The RM 92 million Town Hall is located in Miri Marina Bay.
Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin said the project is now in the final stages involving the roof, while MCC is in the process of organizing the furniture.
“This nine-story building is expected to be completed by the end of the month,” he said in a statement after a site visit yesterday.
He was accompanied by Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting, Mayor Adam Yii, MCC Secretary Morshidi Frederick, MCC Engineer Abdul Rahman Taupek and a representative of the Residents’ Office, Melisa Labut.
Lee, also a member of Senadin’s assembly, said the visit was to inspect the town hall and ensure the necessary preparations were made for the grand opening ceremony.
Facing the South China Sea, the building resembles an oil barrel to reflect Miri’s past as a thriving oil town. It is the new emblematic monument of the city.
In addition to providing digital management and administration, the town hall project is also part of MCC’s vision to make Miri a smart, green and seaside city.
The building design incorporates elements of the green building index such as efficient use of energy and water, environmental quality assurance, sustainable site planning and management, efficient use of materials and resources; and innovative design and promotion of sustainability in the built environment.