04 Feb PROPOSED UPGRADING OF MIRI SWIMMING POOL
MIRI – The proposed upgrading of the public swimming pool in Miri will include a roofing for the facility with the aim to provide more convenience for local swimmers to train and compete in rain or shine.
This was disclosed by Sarawak Assistant Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture, YB Datuk Lee Kim Shin who said the proposed upgrading works will facilitate in bringing Miri back to its former glory days in swimming.
“Priority will be given to building a covered rooftop over the pool because the weather is affecting the swimmers training,” he said during the opening ceremony of the 45th Sarawak Age Group Swimming Championship 2018 which is hosted by Miri from February 2 – 4.
“They cannot practise when it is raining and when the weather is too hot. Having a roof over the pool will definitely solve this problem. I am very sure that the swimmers parents will also be very happy with this as their children can practice any time rain or shine,” the minister said.
Over 280 swimmers from Miri, Bintulu, Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Limbang and Sibu are taking part in the three-day meet. Also present at the opening ceremony were Piasau State assemblyman, YB Sebastian Ting, Miri City Mayor Adam Yii and Miri Amateur Swimming Association (MASA) president, Rafiza Morshidi. (Photo credit: The Borneo Post)