By: Rosli Mansor
IPOH: The Minister of Local Government and Housing (KPKT), Nga Kor Ming, has approved an allocation of RM2.46 million to the Ipoh City Council (MBI) for upgrading and maintenance projects.
The allocation was announced during a visit to the flats at First Garden, Sungai Pari Road and Lorong Isaac, Dataran Niaga Taman Cempaka, and Pasar Kampung Simee to assess the basic amenities and public infrastructure needs.
According to Nga Kor Ming, the allocation aims to improve the quality of public facilities in Ipoh as an effort to enhance and stimulate the local economy for the benefit of the residents.
“The overall allocation for the upgrade of public facilities and infrastructure is a performance-based budget, based on implementation, to ensure that the services and focus of KPKT on the welfare of the people can be further improved,” he said.
The allocation includes infrastructure upgrading work at Pasar Kg. Simee, Ipoh, replacing gutters, as well as related work at Dataran Niaga Taman Cempaka, upgrading of roads including widening works at Persiaran Lapangan Siber 1, Bandar Seri Botani, road upgrades including related works at Jalan Sungai Pari, Buntong, road upgrades and other related works in the area of First Garden flats, Silibin, constructing new drains, and related work at Lorong Isaac, Buntong.
Also present were the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud, as well as the top management of KPKT and the heads of state and district departments.