THE award-winning Sibu Jaya Township is expected to be fully completed by 2023.
While that may seem like a long way away, it isn’t when you consider that its masterplan has been revised and that a total RM1 billion would be invested to make it Sarawak’s largest and most comprehensively planned housing area.
To date just under 20 per cent, or 106 out of 567 hectares, earmarked for development under the masterplan have already been developed with a gross development value of RM470 million.
This involves 4,986 houses, 174 commercial and 96 industrial units, which serve a population of 25,000.
“An additional 476 commercial and 83 industrial units will also be built,” said Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.
There would also be an RM17 million boulevard to link the new township to Lanang Road, the gateway to the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) and the rest of the state.
A 9.3 hectare botanical garden would be planted with indigenous timber and fruit trees such as dabai and durians! This will go a long way to promoting and protecting our local fruits.
Such developments would definitely place Sibu Jaya on the tourist map.
Plans are also afoot for the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems to pioneer cloud computing in Sibu Jaya for high speed wireless internet links.
“This will be very useful for education and modern on-line commercial practices and the Sibu Jaya township, which is quite near to SCORE, will benefit tremendously as a local university planned to set up a branch campus here,” added Datuk Amar Abang Johari.
In case you didn’t know, in 2008, Sibu Jaya was awarded the Judges Merit in Planning Excellence Award (under Community Development – Planning Achievement Category) in a national-level competition organised by the Malaysian Institute of Planners based on its integrated planning towards a more community-based township.
With these additional developments, there is no doubt Sibu Jaya will be a fantastic modern township that would transform the Central Region of Sarawak.
To help you visualise this transformation, watch the video here.
The report from Bernama:
RM1 Billion Sibujaya Township To Be Completed By 2023
SIBU, Feb 7 (Bernama) — The Sarawak Housing Development Commission, in collaboration with Amcorp Group, will invest about RM1 billion for the total development of the new Sibujaya township.
“The development will be carried out under a revised masterplan and will be the biggest and most uniquely planned housing area in the state,” said State Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg.
About 106 hectares, out of 567 hectares earmarked for development under the masterplan, has already been developed with a gross development value of RM470 million.
The current development includes 4,986 houses, 174 commercial and 96 industrial units serving a population of 25,000 people,” he told reporters after launching a housing project here Tuesday.
Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari said by 2023, the township’s population was expected to reach 60,000 and an additional 5,600 units of medium to high-end houses would be constructed to meet the rising demand for residential properties.
“An additional 476 commercial and 83 industrial units will also be built,” he said, adding that a RM17 million boulevard would also be constructed, eventually linking the new township to Lanang Road, the gateway to the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) and the rest of the state.
Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari also said a 9.3 hectare botanical garden, planted with indigenous timber and fruit trees like the “Dabai” or Sarawak black olive and durians, would also be developed.
He said all these developments would place the new Sibujaya township on the tourist map.
Meanwhile, plans are being made by the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems to pioneer cloud computing which is basically a high speed wireless internet linkage.
“This will be very useful for education and modern on-line commercial practices and the Sibujaya township, which is quite near to SCORE, will benefit tremendously as a local university planned to set up a branch campus here,” he said.