(11 April 2001)

KOTA KINABALU: Gaya MP and Likas Assemblyman Datuk Yong Teck Lee welcomed the modification of the Gaya Street Pedestrian concept as a big step in the right direction.

In a statement Tuesday, Yong described the changes made for improvement as a positive move in response to the feelings of business operators, residents and stakeholders.

However, there is still a need to continue to monitor the situation, he said.

Yong also supported the return of the Gaya Street hawkers to the original site for the Sunday Fair by this coming Sunday.

He hoped City Hall would hold a briefing immediately for the Gaya Street Hawkers Committee so that they return to their rightful place including to the same respective spot as before.

This is to ensure an orderly and harmonious return to the original Gaya Street Sunday fair by the hawkers.

City Hall should also ensure that permanent structures installed at the fourth Block (which still remains as a one-way street at the moment) are removed.

Datuk Yong Teck Lee
Member of Parliament for P150 Gaya / State Assemblyman for N13 Likas

Gaya Street is modified ... Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Chong Kah Kiat announced Tuesday that the Gaya Street pedestrian-friendly project would continue in a modified form.

Under the new format effective May 1, the entire dual carriageway would be reopened for the first three blocks except for that occupied by Jesselton Hotel and the Daily Express. 

However, the entire street would be closed to traffic after 6pm. The road from the clock tower to Jalan Pantai would be retained and would eventually pave the way for the City Square. The Gaya Street Sunday fair would also revert to the original site from this Sunday provided the traders could ensure cleanliness.

The fair which began in 1984 began losing popularity when the traders were relegated to the back lane once the trial pedestrianisation project was effected last October....





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