A one-month rental exemption will be provided to small traders in June. The decision made by the Ipoh City Council (MBI) is aimed to ease the financial burden of the small traders.
The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud announced the matter while chairing the Ipoh City Council’s Full Board Meeting for May at the MBI meeting hall today (May 31).
According to Rumaizi, MBI cares about the economy of small traders which is impacted due to the ongoing Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at Kinta District.
“Therefore, the council is glad to provide a rental exemption for a month to traders in the Ipoh Central Market and food courts under the council’s management in June.
“The estimated allocation of RM50,000 for this exemption involves more than 1,000 traders. In addition, MBI will continue the programmes under the MBI Prihatin (MBI Cares) agenda as planned,” he said.
Rumaizi also informed that during the period of EMCO, the payment counters only operate on every Tuesday and Wednesday beginning 9am till 2pm. “The payment counters will operate at the We Serve Counter to facilitate payment for services provided by the MBI OSC Counter.
“However, the citizens can still and are encouraged to settle the bills online. For instance, payment via internet banking with local banks appointed as MBI collection agents.
“Besides that, payment can be made via websites of local banks using the JomPAY service, MBI website using FPX service and PBTPay website (www.pbtpay.kpkt.gov.my),” he explained.
He hopes that Ipohites will practise the new norms to collectively curb the spread of COVID-19.