Published: Thursday January 31, 2013 MYT 4:59:00 PM
Updated: Thursday January 31, 2013 MYT 5:18:09 PM
More than 47,000 visitors to Perak UTC since December
IPOH: The Perak Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here has drawn more than 47,000 visitors within a month since it opened at the end of December in 2012.
Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the UTC, located in the building, which used to house the Super Kinta supermarket had 57 agencies providing various services for the convenience of the public.
"We see that the UTC is getting good public response.
"This is a one-stop centre for the public to obtain various services," he told reporters after officiating the pre-launching event of the Perak UTC, here, Thursday.
Ahmad Husni said the Perak UTC measuring 157,000 sq ft in size was bigger than the Kuala Lumpur UTC and Malacca UTC, with 33 and 74 agencies respectively.
"The number of agencies placed at the UTCs is not based on the size of the premises but on the residents' needs," he said. Among the agencies placed at the Perak UTC are Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Ipoh City Council, National Registration Department, Land and District Office and the Perak Water Board.
Ahmad Husni said the Perak UTC was expected to be officially opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Feb 15.
He said the Government planned to create five more UTCs this year, with four of the locations already identified in Kedah, Johor, Pahang and Sabah.
"The UTCs, created under the National Blue Ocean Strategy, are aimed at ensuring that the community transformation process moves in tandem with the national transformation taking place," he added. - Bernama
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