Kinta Riverwalk Reopens

The state government via Tourism Perak hopes that the reopening of the Kinta Riverwalk will attract more tourists to Ipoh.

Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi said the target of 6 million tourists for year 2022 for Perak can be achieved as the tourism sector is revived even under the National Recovery Plan.

“The development of Kinta Riverwalk is a continuation of the Ipoh Heritage Trail to create a tourism attraction known as the Ipoh City Tourism Triangle.

“This area complements the planning of an Old Town Tourism Area as outlined in the Special Area Plan (RKK), Ipoh Walkable City as well as the Ipoh Local Plan 2035.

“Previously, the Kinta Riverwalk was known for the beauty of its neon lights. It will definitely spice up the tourism sector in Ipoh and be able to generate the economy of small traders,” she said after the launch of Kinta Riverwalk yesterday.

Present were Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud; COO of the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), Hasri A.Hasan; Council Member of Ipoh City Council, Mahader Ahmad Mohd Ayob and Council Secretary, Ahmad Munir Ishak.

The development of Kinta Riverwalk is divided into three locations.

The first location involves the front of Kinta Riverfront Hotel starting from the Jalan Raja Musa Aziz Bridge till the Jalan Lim Bo Seng Bridge, spanning 1,600 metres to be covered by an allocation from the NCIA totalling RM3 million.

Meanwhile, another location is nearby the Hadramout Restaurant, starting from the Jalan Lim Bo Seng Bridge till the Jalan Sultan Idris Shah Bridge, spanning 195 metres to be covered by an allocation from the state government totalling RM500 thousand.

The last location is near the Old Town area, starting from the Jalan Sultan Idris Shah Bridge till Hale Lane, spanning 280 metres to be covered by an allocation from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) totalling RM500 thousand.

Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said that besides being a commerce icon running on the concept of Hipster, Heritage & Health (3H), the Kinta Riverwalk also features three iconic bridges in which two of them glow in the dark.

“To ensure the surrounding cleanliness, especially the river, the Ipoh City Council has established cooperation with the Department Of Irrigation And Drainage (JPS) and allocated RM1 million to implement related works. 

“We will also further enhance the beauty of lighting around the Kinta Riverwalk in stages,” he added.


Rosli Mansor


Get your local news fast. Download the Ipoh Echo App on your mobile. Available on both Google Playstore and Apple Appstore.



Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button