The Ipoh City Council (MBI) is reviewing the less active and abandoned food courts and commercial squares in the city.
Ipoh Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said further studies and actions will be continued for the restructuring of the food courts and commercial spaces.
“Five of the eight food courts and commercial spots that have been identified are in the early stages of research to pinpoint the problems faced by traders that caused the lack of response from the public and some, being left just like that.
“MBI wants these business premises to be redeveloped by upgrading infrastructure facilities which may be one of the reasons why they are abandoned.
“If this study is completed and strategic action is taken, I believe these locations will get attention and be revived. We want to maintain the identity of Ipoh city as a food paradise in Malaysia and internationally,” he said during his visit to several locations throughout the city of Ipoh today (August 23).
Among the five areas visited are Tambun Food Court, Taman Meru Food Court, Silibin Food Court, Dataran Niaga and Greentown Food Court.
There are 19 food courts and four business squares owned by MBI which are operated by 423 traders in Ipoh city.