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SMC to submit proposal to SDDMC to consider reopening night, Sunday markets
Tarikh : 20 Mar 2021  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post (Peter Boon)
 

A file photo showing the night market at Butterfly Garden, Sibu. The night market or ‘Pasar Malam’ has been closed since Jan 16 following the imposition of MCO to curb the spread of Covid-19.A file photo showing the night market at Butterfly Garden, Sibu. The night market or ‘Pasar Malam’ has been closed since Jan 16 following the imposition of MCO to curb the spread of Covid-19.

SIBU (Mar 20): Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) will submit a proposal to Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) for submission to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to consider the reopening of both night and Sunday markets.

This was disclosed by SMC Market and Petty Traders Standing Committee chairman Councillor Albert Tiang, who said the proposal, among others, forbids traders from red zones to trade as part of the strict standard operating procedures (SOP) compliance.

The decision to submit the proposal was made during this week’s standing committee meeting, he added.

The night market and Sunday market have been closed since Jan 16 following imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“Based on the zoning system, Sibu is divided into 34 zones.

“Hence, those under CBD (central business district) area such as Butterfly Garden, which houses the night market and Jalan Indah, the site of the Sunday market – not under red zone, we seek SDMC’s approval for the reopening of these markets.

“However, any traders who reside in the red zone under SMC’s area are prohibited to trade in these markets.

“This proposal (for the reopening of both night and Sunday markets) will be submitted to SDDMC for submission to SDMC for consideration,” Tiang told The Borneo Post today.

Tiang was asked when the popular night market will resume operations.

He added: “Our side can only submit (the proposal), the final decision rests with SDMC.