The roadshow is housed in a huge tent erected on the open ground at Pintu Gerbang Sibu. It is for a duration of one week from 7th to 14th of April with the objective to open the eyes of the dear Sibuians to the mammoth project benefiting primarily the Central Region.
Before I popped in, I dwelt on the impression that Sibu would stand to reap from SCORE.
But the roadshow cooled off my initial zeal. SCORE seems to centre on Mukah and Bintulu, with Sibu appearing vague on the drawing-board.
Ten priority industries have been identified for potential developments, namely tourism, oil-based, aluminum, metal-based, glass, palm-oil, marine engineering, timber-based, livestock and fishing/aquaculture. Of the ten jewels supposedly hopeful for the region, it is crystal clear to Sibuians that Sibu has scant benefits to derive from SCORE since majority of the identified industries are based outside Sibu.
When I stepped out of the exhibition tent, it suddenly struck me that there is little wonder that Sibuians have been rather lukewarm about SCORE.
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