“UTC Perak will be fully operational on 2 January 2013”.
This was announced by Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Roshidi Hashim at UTC’s Conference Room which has a seating capacity for 160 people. Roshidi together with Ipoh Councilors did a tour of the UTC after their monthly full board meeting held on 31 January 2012.
The Urban Transformation Centre or UTC Perak will house 56 state and federal government offices under one roof for the purpose of being a one-stop-centre for Ipoh’s residents.
Located at the central market at the premises which was once known as Super Kinta Ipohites will be able to settle their bills and do their marketing at the same time.
Anticipating the traffic coingestion which will surely arise from the new centre Roshidiaddedthat the “Centre has 372 parking bays and for the first month the parking will be free of charge.
However there are additional parking lots located at the surrounding blocks close to UTC such as Yik Foong Plaza from where consumers could park and walk to the centre. Roshidi added that workers who worked in town should also walk to the centre from their offices as a form of exercise.
Roshidi also announced that the centre has been designated a no-smoking-zone as well as being equipped with 12 CCTV cameras.”The council will not tolerate any form of vandalism and anyone caught will be summoned on the spot”
The centre will operate 7 days per week ‘except on public holidays’ and its operating times is from 830am till 10pm.
Roshidi stated that the chicken stall section “next door to the Centre will be upgraded. Tenders are being called for and work is expected to start after 6 months”.