The food riders’ rest and relaxation (3R) stop located next to the Ipoh City Council (MBI) was launched today (September 16) on Malaysia Day.
According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, construction of the seven stops around the city involved an allocation of around RM500,000.
“It’s a part of the state government’s plan via Phase 5 of the Economic Stimulus Package (PRE) announced back in December last year.
“Out of the seven stops, four had been completed, which are the ones here (next to MBI), at Meru Raya, Jelapang and Medan Gopeng.
“The remaining three at Station 18, Klebang and Ipoh Garden are still ongoing at 85 percent completion. They’re slated to finish by the end of this month and be functional starting early October.”
She explained in a media session at MBI today. Also present was the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin.
29-year-old Farhan Zai, who works full-time for foodpanda, expressed his gratitude to the state government and MBI for having the stops built for their convenience.
“Our shifts range from 8am to 10pm, with some working the full 14 hours. The stops are perfect for us who have to be on the road all the time,” he explained.
27-year-old Ilias Ahmad, who works part-time for Grabfood, had a similar opinion, citing that the project showed the government’s concern towards food riders.
“Most of the time, we’re standing under the weather waiting for our orders, so the stops come in handy whenever we need a place to rest and pray,” he expressed.
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