KPKT announces additional allocation of RM2million for local authorities in Perak

IPOH: The Local Government Development Ministry has announced an additional allocation of RM2 million for local authorities in Perak.

Its Minister Nga Kor Ming said of the total, RM1 million has been allocated to the Ipoh City Council (MBI) for the installation of street lights, especially in residential areas which are expected to be completed this year.

"This allocation will make the city of Ipoh safer considering increased outdoor lighting can reduce crime.

"RM10,000 will be donated to the Ipoh police headquarters to replace office equipment including damaged air conditioners," he told reporters after launching Panggong Silver Star and Kampung Simee Lantern Festival here.

On September 4, Nga announced that the ministry had approved an allocation of RM68 million for 15 local authorities in Perak through the BP1 Development Allocation including projects to build new facilities, as well as upgrade and maintain public infrastructure.

Meanwhile, he said the Kampung Simee Lantern Festival, which managed to attract more than 15,000 visitors throughout the three days it was held, will be included in the official calendar of Visit Perak Year 2024.

He said the redevelopment of Panggong Silver Star, formerly known as Happy Cinema in the 1950s, could become another heritage tourism destination in the city. – BERNAMA

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