Miri is situated in the North Eastern part of
the State of Sarawak, a coastal city facing the South China Sea.
It is the capital city of Miri Division. Over the last two
decades, Miri has been developing rapidly and the population of
Miri Town has increased from 52,125 in 1980 to 167,535 in 2000.
From a mere oil town, Miri has expanded its economy and is
poised to become a Resort City by 2005. In line with this
vision, various development projects have now taken place in
Photo : Aerial view of
The Healthy City Concept was extended to Miri in 1999, which is
also known as Miri Healthy Resort City. In fact, Miri is the
second town in Sarawak to implement the Healthy City concept.
The First Inter-Agency Conference on Healthy Miri Resort City
was held on 16-19 March 1999. The Conference has developed the
Vision and Plan of Action for Healthy Miri Resort City. The
Vision of Healthy Miri Resort is as follows:
“Healthy Miri Resort City
…………… The Air is Fresher Here”
Healthy Miri Resort City captures the hearts of its citizens and
visitors with its cleanliness, beautiful enchanting beaches,
invigorating sea breeze, back-dropped by its green hills.
It welcomes people through its people-friendly airport and entry
points with state-of-the-art facilities that ensures hassle-free
entry to and exit from, the city.
It is a well-planned city that is landscaped in conducive themes
and colours. Endowed with excellent road network, efficient and
comprehensive public transportation system that provides an
affordable and easy access to wide range of recreational,
cultural, historical attractions, information centers and
A city that thrives in a dynamic and vibrant business climate
and high level of employment supported by efficient management,
delivery systems, essential services and one-stop service
centers that employ the most modern communication and
It is a city that incorporates well-planned designated
industrial areas complete with all necessary infrastructures,
utilities and facilities. These industrial areas are located at
reasonable distance away from commercial and residential areas.
It is a safe city with affordable homes for its friendly,
tolerant, civic-minded, law-abiding population of diverse races,
languages and creeds.
There are adequate, accessible and affordable health facilities
that provide high standard of services in a professional and
The waterways and beaches are clean with clear water and always
accessible to all for recreational and leisure activities.
A city that experiences a minimal waste generation, as there is
an active reduce, reuse and recycle culture. Waste is
efficiently and regularly collected for treatment and disposal
that utilizes appropriate and environmentally friendly
Follow-up to the first conference, the second Inter-Agency
Conference on Healthy Miri Resort City was held on 12-13 June
2000 with the theme “Towards a Clean City”. The Conference was
attended by various government departments in Miri, private
sectors, NGOs and community leaders. Several papers were
presented, covering the economic, physical and social issues.
The conference basically reviewed the previous Plan of Action as
well as developed a new set of Plan of Action for Miri Healthy
Photo : Mr. Liaw Soon Eng, Miri
Resident deliver his speech during the
Ceremony of the Third Inter-Agency Conference on Healthy
The Third Inter-Agency Conference on Healthy Miri Resort City
was held on 18-19 December 2002. In view of the rapid
urbanisation process in Miri, this Conference focused on
“Towards A Safer Environment”. This included not only the
physical safety of the overall environment but the social
aspects as well, which included safe food and drinks. The
Conference was attended by representatives from various
government departments/agencies, the NGOs as well as
representatives from the private sectors. The conference
reviewed the previous Plan of Action as well as developed a new
set of Plan of Action.
Photo : Representatives from
participated in the
Third Inter-Agency Conference on Healthy
Miri Resort City