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Plans to brighten Kota Kinabalu City

By Chris Maskilone

KOTA KINABALU: Plans are in the offing to make Kota Kinabalu City a brighter and livelier city at night time.

Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Arifin Asgali said the idea came from the Chief Minister himself who was very concerned about the city.

Mayor Datuk Nordin Siman (third from right) accompanied by SJA President Muguntan Vanar (standing centre) meeting with members of the media during the luncheon at Marriott Hotel. SNT Pix/Credit Information Department

Arifin who is in-charge of the Kota Kinabalu City Hall said he had spoken to Mayor Datuk Nordin Siman about the matter.

“We want the city to be bright at night time and the City Hall will find ways to do it,” he said, adding that it included putting up lights on trees around the city.

In his welcoming address in conjunction with the Luncheon with the Media organised by the City Hall at Marriott Hotel here today, Arifin also said a proposal has been made to bring live to the billboards in the city.

Presently, he said the advertisements on billboards around the city were pretty much static and there had been a proposal to upgrade them into the LED type.

The LED billboards are expected to create a vibrant atmosphere, particularly during the night just like in any other major cities.

Earlier, Arifin was thankful with the strong cooperation between the media in Sabah and the City Hall.

The bond had greatly helped City Hall in disseminating accurate information to the public, he said while hoping it will remained that way in years to come.

“Such cooperation has become more imperative especially with the Kota Kinabalu City Hall having just embarked on the ‘KK Moving Forward’ initiative,” he said.

Therefore, the City Hall really need assistance from the media to relay all the information about the initiative to the people, he said.

Prior to the luncheon today, the City Hall had organised two friendly tournaments namely bowling and soccer with members of the media represented by the Sabah Journalists Association (SJA).

City Hall won both the friendlies. Arifin and Nordin later presented the prizes.-SabahNewsToday