The journey towards 5G network coverage in Ipoh has reached 70 percent of infrastructural completion as of July.
According to the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, all that is needed is the federal government’s approval to make Ipoh the next city to be supported with a 5G network, after Kuala Lumpur.
“The Ipoh City Council (MBI) has been working with countless parties to install necessary hardware and software in facilitating the 5G network domain in the city.
“Our agenda of utmost importance right now is to realise not only a smart city, but also a smart community.
“This is also the reason for us to encourage members of the public to go online in order to deal with MBI affairs, instead of only over the counter.
“As such, with the 5G network in motion, the city will be able to attract more businesses and investors into the scene and subsequently help in recovering the declining economy here.”
He mentioned this in a media session after launching the MBI FREE WIFI in SMK Raja Perempuan Ipoh at the MBI building today (September 16).
Also present was the deputy director of the State Education Department, Hajjah Rahimah Mohamed; Econsave North Division 2 General Manager, Chua Yong Chiang and Econsave Jelapang Branch Manager, Shah Effendy Rosman, among others.
“The free Wi-Fi network was installed at five spots of the school premises, which are their hostel office, resource centre, operations room, lecture hall and multimedia room.
“We’ve also distributed five tablets for B40 students of the school to facilitate their teaching and learning session at home (PdPR).
“This is a part of the MBI Prihatin programme for schools around Ipoh,” Rumaizi added.
Econsave joined hands with MBI in the programme to contribute food packs for five other students representing 50 underprivileged students of the school.
Meanwhile, the council had also undertaken development projects at four other schools, costing RM300,000 overall, to build pedestrian paths at SMK Jalan Pasir Putih, SMK Seri Ampang, Jalan Gunung Rapat and SK Taman Bersatu, Simpang Pulai, as well as to paint yellow road lines and boxes in front of SMJK Yuk Choy, Jalan Kuala Kangsar.