Sabah to get racing circuit to drive motoring sport
Last Update: 01/12/2018
KOTA KINABALU, Dec 1 (Bernama) — Sabah will be getting an international standard racing circuit when the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) through its subsidiary KKIP Autocity Sdn Bhd takes the initiative to build the infrastructure towards driving the development of motoring sport in the state.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau said the location to build the one kilometre racing circuit had been identified and construction was expected to begin next year at a cost of RM132 million.
“The land to build the racing circuit has been identified and is being acquired. The project is phase two of KKIP,” he told reporters after representing the Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal in officiating the 2018 KKIP Sabah Drag Battle here today.
The programme which is the second series has been held since Thursday until tomorrow, is also participated by motoring clubs from Sarawak, the Peninsula as well as Brunei and Thailand.
It is organised by KKIP Autocity Sdn Bhd with the cooperation of Sabah Bumiputera Automative Association and Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) Youth.
Also present were Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman who is also Warisan Youth chief, KKIP chief executive officer Ir Melvin Disimond and KKIP Autocity Sdn Bhd general manager Frida Farah Bungga.