SOLUTION NEEDED: Sultan Azlan Shah wants traffic congestion near the new Aeon outlet to be resolved soon
IPOH: THE rising traffic congestion near the newly-opened Aeon shopping centre in Station 18 here has caught the attention of Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah.
The ruler wants action to be taken to address the problem.
Sultan Azlan raised the issue with the management of the Aeon shopping centre when he was invited to officially open the new shopping centre.
Aeon Co (M) Bhd chairman Datuk Abdullah Mohd Yusof said Sultan Azlan raised his concern on the issue after opening the shopping
centre on Monday.
"The Menteri Besar (Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir), who was also present at the opening, will find a solution to ease the traffic congestion that occurs particularly on weekends," said Abdullah after the opening ceremony.
He said the 20th Aeon shopping centre which is built on a 6.9ha site opened its door to the public on March 29.
Nur Qamarina Chew, managing director of Aeon, said the response from the public was good with more people expected to throng the shopping complex when the cinema complex starts operations at the end of next month.
She said Aeon's first outlet in Perak which is located at the Kinta City Shopping Centre would not be closed despite the opening of the outlet in Station 18.
"We are planning to enhance the outlet in Kinta City to provide more convenience for our customers there," she said.
Nur Qamarina added that its third outlet in the state which is located in Manjung is expected to be operational at the end of this year.
At the opening ceremony earlier, Sultan Azlan presented mock cheques of RM10,000 each to representatives from Asrama Bintang Rumah Wanita Cacat, Precious Gift Orphanage Society Ipoh and Pertubuhan Baitul Aini which was donated by Aeon Foundation.
The foundation also donated RM30,000 to Yayasan Sultan Azlan Shah.
Also present were Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Bainun and Zambry's wife Datin Seri Saripah Zulkifli.