PTA Contributes Landmark ‘IPOH’

By: Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

Ipoh – Another landmark bearing the name ‘IPOH’ has been erected to enhance the value of urban development in the city of Ipoh.

Dato’ Mohd. Odzman Abdul Kadir, President of the Perak Tourism Association (PTA), stated that the landmark symbolizes the PTA’s involvement in the tourism sector of the state.

“This ‘IPOH’ landmark is a gift from PTA in conjunction with its 53rd anniversary. It also serves as a precious reminder to all involved with PTA regarding the development of the tourism sector in the city of Ipoh,” he said.

“The ‘IPOH’ landmark stands three feet tall according to specifications set by the Public Works Department, including its location, distance, and ensuring it does not obstruct nearby signage.

“PTA allocated a portion of the total RM8,000, with the remainder being contributions from various parties,” he said during a press conference after the unveiling ceremony of the ‘IPOH’ landmark, officiated by the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin.

He added that other agencies should also play a role in ensuring that the entrance roads to Ipoh City are vibrant.

“It can be seen that there are many neglected and overgrown trees that spoil the view along the entrance roads to Ipoh city. If those areas are privately owned, then they should be responsible for beautifying those routes.

“Companies or individuals can also contribute in any form to beautify the city while simultaneously assisting the state government’s administration,” he emphasised.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, said PTA’s role as a mediator between MBI and players in the tourism industry facilitates private sector involvement with the government in developing the tourism industry.

“PTA’s contribution adds another landmark to the city of Ipoh for Visit Perak Year 2024.

“Such roles can be emulated by other bodies and private sectors in brightening the atmosphere of Ipoh city,” he said.

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