Published on: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
More than 10,000 people attended the event organised jointly by the Sandakan Parliamentary Office, Sandakan Municipal Council, Radio Malaysia Sandakan fm and Radio Malaysia Nasional fm, with assistance from various agencies.
Liew, who is also Sandakan MP, said the east coast district would continue to be prosperous under the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
Sandakan's latest landmark, the Harbour Mall, is proof of the Government's commitment to continuously develop the district, he said.
In addition, he said, the Government has also built the Sandakan Education Hub at Jalan Sungai Batang, Mile 10 that can accommodate about 5,000 students from outside the district.
"The Libaran By-pass will also provide comfort to the users," he said.
Liew said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had agreed to develop the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and "Sandakan is among the hub following the peace deal in Mindanao, Philippines."
Sandakan Municipal Council Deputy President, Mohd Awang Supain, said there would be more development programmes this year.
He said the anti-litter campaign would be continued because it is part of the Council's long-term education programme to ensure a clean environment.