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Published: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday April 26, 2013 MYT 12:11:42 AM

Kuantan folk find UTC an ease to running errands

KUANTAN: The one-stop centre concept of the Pahang Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in the heart of Kuantan has received a positive feedback from local town folk.

Retiree Osman Abdullah, 62, said the establishment of UTC meant he did not have to travel as far as 10km to run his errands such as renewing road tax or paying utility bills.

The UTC, built at a cost of RM37mil, houses 24 Federal Government agencies, 15 state government agencies, 12 private agencies and seven NGOs.

“Previously I had to run everywhere to get things done. I am happy that I only have to go to one place now,” said Osman, who came to attend the UTC launch with his wife Fatimah Mohd Sidek, 61.

“I want to see what is inside the building,” he added.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was in Kuantan recently to launch the building, the fourth of its kind in the country.

For 56-year-old B. Balakrishnan, the new development in town was proof that Kuantan was on par with any other cities in the country.

The Felda Jengka 21 settler said UTC reminded him of a modern shopping centre where everything is within reach for the patrons.

“The location is great, right in the middle of town. This is good for the people, everyone can benefit from UTC,” he said.

The old Terminal Makmur bus station was converted into UTC in just five weeks.

Other facilities include music studio, gymnasium, aerobic studio, indoor archery range and cyber cafe. The building can accommodate up to 5,000 people at a time.

Tags / Keywords: Community, News, Utilities, pahang utc, najib tun razak, kuantan

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