Wednesday August 8, 2012
Council to repair D.R. Seenivasagam Park
By EDMUND NGO
THE Ipoh City Council has started to repair and clean up the D.R. Seenivasagam Park in hopes of restoring its beauty.
This comes after The Star carried an article, which highlighted the poor and unkempt conditions of the public park and the Japanese Garden on its grounds.
Council secretary Datuk Abdul Rahim Md Ariff said the council had ordered its workers to clear the rubbish and tree branches at the park as well as to clean up rubbish traps in its waterways immediately after the article was published.
It was reported last Tuesday that rubbish was strewn around the park and that its lakes were drying up.
The plants there were also withering due to neglect.
At the Japanese Garden, there were exposed wires on the ground while a dark maroon gazebo was infested with termites.
The lake there had also become a concrete floor.
Abdul Rahim said the pond at the garden had been drained due to ongoing cleaning works.
“It will be refilled in two weeks time.
“On the issue of maintenance, the council is in the midst of repairing the broken lights, signages, notice boards, fencing, gazebo and drain covers.
“The repairs are expected to be completed in September,” he said, adding that the council had also torn down an old car garage at the garden.
Abdul Rahim, however, stressed that the cleanliness of the park was a shared responsibility among the council and Ipoh folk.