Tuesday July 10, 2012
Federal Government approves allocation to refurbish hawker centre in Kamunting
By MANJIT KAUR
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The Federal Government has allocated a total of RM1.5mil to upgrade a hawker centre in Kamunting, Taiping.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin approved the allocation recently.
He said this would be the first time the 20-year-old hawker centre located near the Kamunting weekly market site would undergo upgrading works.
Dr Zambry thanked Taiping Umno Division chief Datuk Shalimin Shaffie, who is also his political secretary for bringing up the matter with Muhyiddin.
The Implementation Coordination Unit under the Prime Minister’s Department will make an assessment before the Taiping Municipal Council undertakes the project.
Some 80 stall owners will benefit from the upgrading works as this will further enhance and uplift the area, he told reporters after attending the Crime Awareness Day and Walkabout held by the Perak police contingent at the weekly market site here recently.
He was accompanied by Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan and several other top officers from the state.
On the event Dr Zambry said it was a programme to create a better understanding between the police and the public.
“I am proud with the achievements of the police in reducing crime in the state.
“Compared to last year, the crime index for the state has reduced by 15% for the first six months of the year,” he added.
To educate the public several booths were set up by the police and other government agencies.
The Perak Commercial Crime Department had also put up a play on how victims were duped into parting with their money related to online scams.