Some 48 roads in Ipoh, amounting to a total of 47 kilometres, are being repaved by the Ipoh City Council (MBI).
According to the mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, repavement works started back in October 15, to be tentatively completed by the end of November.
“The road works are entrusted to the council’s concession company, Puncak Emas Infra Sdn Bhd,” he told reporters at Weil Hotel after the relaunch of the upgraded Sultan Yussuf Roundabout recently.
“As of now, the project is at 60.4% completion for the first phase, while it’s 32.5% for the second phase,” Rumaizi added. “All four phases of the repavement works are expected for completion by the end of this month.”
Apart from repavement, some RM900,000 was allocated by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government for repairing and upgrading of roads located at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh, Stadium Indera Mulia and Kampung Simee.
“This includes road widening, addition of parking spots, road dividers and installation of street lights.
“Also, the council had commenced cleaning main drainage systems around Ipoh measuring a total of 11.4 kilometres which involve 21 locations,” Rumaizi mentioned.
RM409,000 will be allocated to facilitate the cleaning works.
“This is a proactive step taken by MBI to prepare for the monsoon season which is forecasted to occur during the year end,” he expressed.