Lee (left) checking on the facilities at Rejang Park Traffic Garden.
REJANG Park Traffic Garden in Sibu, which was built more than 30 years ago, will be upgraded along with five similar facilities in Sarawak.
Traffic games for school students used to take place at the garden located in Rejang Park housing estate, but stopped in 2015.
Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin said the upgrading work would allow his ministry to revive traffic games and promote road safety among schoolchildren.
“We have conducted a survey on traffic games, especially among teachers, parents and children.
“We received quite good response as they feel that traffic games offer a way to educate schoolchildren about road safety,” said Lee after visiting Rejang Park Traffic Garden.
The Senadin assemblyman stressed that the six traffic gardens identified for upgrades were in good condition and only needed some maintenance.
“I have instructed the local authorities to come up with a budget and proposal on what needs to be improved,” he said.
“The upgraded facilities will enable students to experience real-life situations on the road.”
Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng, Sibu Municipal Council chairman Clarence Ting and his deputy Mohammed Abdullah Izkandar Roseley accompanied Lee on the site visit.