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Saturday, 1 July 2017

(The Star) Sibu food truck pilot project at Jalan Khoo Peng Loong waterfront

SIBU: The food truck business, which offers a new and creative way of dining at accessible places such as open spaces and road sides, is growing throughout the country, including this town.

As such, Sibu Municipal Council has identified eight locations for food truck business operators to conduct their activity.

These locations included Jalan Khoo Peng Loong Waterfront (along the parking bays), Chuan Corridor, Kutien Memorial Garden, Rejang Park Traffic Garden (carpark area next to 1Malaysia Clinic), Lake Garden Phase 1 at Permai Barat, Kampung Nangka (carpark area in front of YS Cafe), Sibu Public Library (carpark area) and Jalan Tapang.

At the council meeting yesterday, council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King said the Sibu Food Trucks pilot project would take place at Jalan Khoo Peng Loong waterfront.

The operation hours would be from 6am to midnight.

He said those interested in operating this type of business would have to apply for a licence from the council this month.

“Trucks to be used for such purpose shall comply with the vehicles’ specification, subject to approval by the Land Transport Department.

“All successful licensees will need to pay a licence fee and be subjected to yearly renewal under the First Schedule (By-law 3) Hawkers with Motor Vehicles,” he added.

Separately, he said outstanding compounds on illegal parking was on the rise.

“The council is disappointed with the irresponsible behaviour of certain groups who encourage others not to pay the compound fees,” he said.

He warned that the defaulters will be brought to court if the fine is not settled within the stipulated period.