Tanjung Rambutan’s long suffering residents will soon enjoy the comfort of a new wet market which will replace the old and over-used market currently in operation. Works on the new market and its enjoining food court will commence either in July or August of this year.
The project, estimated at RM5.8 million, will take over a year to complete and will be opened to the public in 2013.
“Funds are being provided by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government,” said Mayor Roshidi Hashim to reporters when receiving a memorandum by representatives of the Tanjung Rambutan wet market traders at the council building recently.
The new structure, said Roshidi could accommodate all traders. “It’ll have 232 trading lots and ample parking bays for cars, lorries and motorcycles.” The market will be a welcome sight for Tanjung Rambutan, long regarded as a remote suburb of Ipoh due to its distance from the city centre.