Ting (second from right) being briefed on the progress of the market project.
Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) hopes that the new Sungai Merah market can start operating next month.
However, SMC chairman Clarence Ting said more funds were needed to fully complete the project.
“The project, which is 93% completed, has cost RM5.5mil so far.
“We need RM3mil more for the final phase,” he told reporters during a site visit.
He said Sarawak Deputy Public Health, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Michael Tiang had applied for the remaining sum from the government under the People’s Project.
“We hope the funds will be available soon, so that the market can open,” said Ting.
The ground floor houses 52 wet stalls, a tamu and parking area with 19 bays, while the upper floor will have a food court with nine stalls.