Miri Central Park to help ‘green’ city

MIRI: The proposed RM40 million Miri Central Park will help transform Miri into a liveable resort city as it is a `green’ project of sorts.

Samling Group’s chief executive officer (CEO) Dato Sri Yaw Chee Ming said the 15.7 acres park, which is to be developed by Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd – a member company of Samling Group – was expected to be completed in 20 months.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the park at Marina ParkCity yesterday, Yaw said the Samling Group, being a home-grown organisation, was committed to making Miri Central Park a perpetual source of pride for the people.

“Our vision for Miri Central Park is an enduring social heart and a popular gathering place for residents and visitors,” he said.

“In addition to its role as an urban park, it will also be an important venue for cultural, festive and entertainment events throughout the year.”

Yaw pointed out that Miri Central Park formed an important component of Marina ParkCity, which is the first authentic seafront development in the state with a self-contained community, where people work, live and play.

The project site offers unique opportunities to create a unique and picturesque park, complete with a scenic seafront boardwalk, given its wide frontage to the South China Sea.

The park would have a three-mile network of paths and walkways lined with shady trees and lush landscaping. It would be ideal for walking, jogging and cycling.

It would boast a linear park with a 500-yard seafront boardwalk to give visitors the thrill and pleasure of being at the edge of water.

In addition, the park would also be ideal for family gatherings as there would be a large family playground with spots for picnics, relaxation and water activities.

A sizeable amphitheatre for hosting cultural and live shows is also in the mix.

There would be night lightings to extend the park’s opening hours so that people would be able to use the park after dark.

Meanwhile, Marina ParkCity mirrors the award-winning Desa Park City in Kuala Lumpur.

Spanning more than 550 acres, it would be able to house 30,000 people, thus making this project one of the largest townships here.

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