Second Finance Minister Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah dropped by the Ipoh City Council recently. He visited the environmental, health, town planning and engineering departments to “see things” for himself. This was in conjunction with his executive talk to officers of the Council which followed soon after.
Husni was glad to note the progress of the Ipoh City Council thus far. He praised the Council for the prompt completion of the Perak Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in downtown Ipoh. The deadline given was seven weeks but it was completed in six.
MBI is now the second largest city council in terms of development planning applications from investors, after DBKL. It has replaced Penang from the number two spot.
“Thus, Ipoh has the potential to be even more developed and vibrant,” said Husni to reporters.
Second Finance Minister Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah presented a cheque for RM200,000 to YMCA of Ipoh recently. It was an allocation from his Ministry. It was the fulfillment of a promise, as the amount was pledged by Husni during his visit to YMCA in December of last year. He was impressed with the many youth development programmes conducted by the association. A portion of the money will go towards the maintenance of the YMCA building, which is located along Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Ipoh.
Husni acknowledged the role YMCA played in the development of the country. Its practice of the 1 Malaysia Concept bodes well for the future of a multi ethnic country like ours. Moreover, youth development is an investment that guarantees the future of the nation.
At the same function, members of a community football programme called IpohBug, received jerseys sponsored by YMCA. The boys play football at the YMCA field every Saturday.
Besides football, the association also conducts various recreational activities, including tennis, ballroom dancing, language classes and flower arrangement, to name a few.