Bird Droppings, Lack of Parking At UTC Among Concerns Of Tawau Folk

Accompanied by his assistant Teo Boon Ngee, standing at right, Chan listens to the complaints of hawkers at the Tawau UTC, concerning the bird droppings.
Chan, accompanied by his assistant Teo Boon Ngee, standing at right, listens to the complaints of hawkers at the Tawau UTC, concerning the bird droppings.

BY BORNEOTODAY TEAM
TAWAU – Tawau’s Urban Transformation Center (UTC) is just two months old yet the issue of bird droppings and lack of parking bays has cropped up to cause unhappiness among the people here.

And on Thursday, Sri Tanjong Assemblyman Chan Foong Hin urged the Tawau Municipal Council to immediately look into and address the issues concerned.

He stressed that this is crucial so that the new building which is part of the Tanjong Market upgrading scheme costing RM30 million will not become an eyesore.

The Tawau UTC
There are misgivings about the Tawau UTC. Customers have complained about the lack of parking space.

He noted that the UTC which began operations on August 15, is not only a new landmark, but also a place for people to conduct their dealings with government departments and agencies under one roof.

He noted that the problem of bird droppings is seriously affecting the hygienic conditions of the hawker stalls there, while the lack of parking bays has caused people to shy away from the place.

“TMC should seek for solutions to reduce bird droppings at the UTC. I know the UTC management is aware of this issue. Their staff have to monitor and clean up the bird droppings every morning, but it will never end, as by night time the birds will come back and dirty the palce by morning,” he said.

He proposed that the UTC management do something to prevent the birds from making the rooftop their habitat.

The UTC building was previously the Tanjong Market, which was renovated in May to become an integrated complex that houses several government departments and agencies, with the market on the ground floor.