Taman Grand Height Market is said to be the second most popular facility in Sibu after the central market.
IMPROVEMENTS in traffic flow and general cleanliness will be taken to help improve business in Taman Grand Height Market.
Sibu Municipal Council’s Market and Petty Traders Committee chairman Albert Tiang said the maintenance of the market and its public toilets will be handled by the Grand Height Community Association from Jan 1.
“The Grand Height Market is the second most popular here after the central market.
“At its peak before the Covid-19 pandemic, this market received about 1,000 visitors on weekends and between 700 and 800 on weekdays,” said the councillor.
Tiang said the council, which used to handle the management of the market and toilets, had decided to let the association take over the job.
The association, he added, would make proposals to the council on how to improve the traffic flow around the market so as to attract more visitors.
“They want more parking spaces for vehicles. I will bring this up to the Works and Traffic committee for further action.”
On the council’s part, he said it would put up canopies at the main entrance to allow the hawkers to load and unload their goods easily, even on rainy days, and provide some shelter to visitors.
Meanwhile, the association’s chairman Raymond Tiong said a notice would be put up providing names and phone numbers that the public can contact to provide feedback on the general operation of the market. — By ANDY CHUA