2016年5月25日星期三

Pasar Payang to undergo facelift

Pasar Payang to undergo facelift, says Najib



Najib (second from left) talking to a trader during his walkabout at the Pasar Payang complex on Monday.

Pasar Payang, the iconic central market of Terengganu, will go through a facelift and will be fully operational by 2018, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister, who is on a one-day visit to Terengganu, said the project would see the rebuilding of the current complex and installation of escalators.

It also includes the construction of a clock tower, another complex, dubbed Pasar Payang 2, and the skybridge to connect the two buildings.

Apart from that, landscaping works to beautify the area will also be carried out.

Najib said traders would have a more comfortable and conducive area to carry out their businesses following the completion of the project which would cost RM78mil.

"It will also boost tourism in the state,” he told reporters during his walkabout at the complex here on Monday. He met traders, trishaw riders and some 10,000 well-wishers.

Pasar Payang, located by the Terengganu River, is one of the most popular tourist spots in the state.

It offers visitors a variety of traditional handicrafts such as batik, silk, songket, brocade and brassware, as well fresh produce.

The Prime Minister also met traders in Kampung Cina and walked down the "Payang Memory Lane".

~News courtesy of The Star~

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