MBI was invited to present a paper in Singapore this November

by Rosli Mansor

The Ipoh City Council (MBI) will present a paper titled, “Transforming Ipoh Old Town into a Smart, Walkable and Low Carbon City: Problems and Challenges faced by Ipoh City Council” in Singapore this November.

The presentation is in response to an invitation from Singapore’s Ministry of National Development at the Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance Programme (TFLUGP).

The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said, through this platform, the city of Ipoh can share the strategic plans and action plans that have been developed by the Council with other cities that participate in the programme.

“This programme will take place from 21 to 25 November 2022 in Singapore.

“This involvement is important for the sharing of best practices in the implementation of low-carbon city and smart city initiatives at the international level.

“In addition to opportunities for cooperation and agreements of understanding with the countries identified, there are new investment opportunities and funds for the implementation of low-carbon and smart city projects in Ipoh,” he said.

Rumaizi said this when speaking at the October Full Council Meeting at the MBI Meeting Hall on Monday.

He added that three participants will represent MBI for the programme, namely the Council Member, Dr. Richard Ng representing the Mayor of Ipoh, the City Secretary, Ahmad Munir Ishak and the Director of Works and Buildings, Ir. Ts. Arif Mohd Zainudin.

The TFLUGP is an annual five-day programme that allows participants to learn how Singapore is overcoming its urban challenges.

It is through a whole-of-government approach to create a dense urban atmosphere that is very livable.

The programme includes sharing sessions on topics such as urban governance, master planning and integrated development, land management, urban water management, sustainable environment and urban financing.

Presentations through exclusive dialogue sessions with Singaporean leaders allow participants to gain insights and knowledge about the city’s development strategy.

The concept of the programme is an expert-led action plan session, where participants can hold workshops on their city’s key challenges with experts from Singapore and other cities around the world.

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