Free parking in Petaling Jaya

from left) Councillor Ahmad Akhir Pawan, Mayor Mohd Azizi, Council Management Services Department director Ahmat Mohaayen Said and Public Relations Department Director Haniza Abdul Hamid hold up a placard showing the various freebies offered by the council on June 20 in conjunction with the city council's 10th anniversary.

THE Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will be organising a series of activities, contests and also offering free services for the city’s residents in conjunction with its 10th year anniversary this June 20.

Mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain, in announcing the list of events starting from June till December, said the services was organised to thank the city’s residents and stakeholders for their contributions in developing Petaling Jaya.

Residents can look forward to free parking at the 26,850 council-owned spaces throughout the city’s streets and in parking complexes. 

The city’s sports facilities are also open for free booking on that day, and applications for sports use can be made at both the council’s headquarters or Menara MBPJ.

MBPJ is also giving out 1,000 saplings on a first-come, first-served basis, and also offering 300 free community library membership registrations. 

“These free services are to show our apprecation for the contributions of the city’s stakeholders, from the government bodies, city councillors, residents associations and Rukun Tetangga.

“Improvements to the city would not be possible without these parties’ contributions,” said Azizi during the press conference.

Mayor Mohd Azizi (in grey jacket) explains the benefits being offered by the city council on June 20 to residents associations and Rukun Tetangga leaders during the press conference, these include free parking at council spaces on the street and at parking complexes, as well as free sports use for the council's facilities and registration for up to 300 new library members.

Pos Malaysia will also be collaborating with MBPJ to launch a new stamp to mark the city’s decade in existance during the anniversary celebrations at the council’s Civic Hall.

Photography enthusiasts should also start brushing up their skills, as one of the council-organised contests includes a photohunt titled “Wonders of PJ” this Aug 13, while the PJ Half Marathon returns for its 28th edition on Aug 21.

“The route is still being determined for the half-marathon,” said Azizi. 

The photo hunt, jointly organised by MBPJ, Nikon Malaysia Sdn Bhd and PCB Publications, will see RM20,000 in prizes up for grabs, and the competition is expected to see about 150 groups participating.

MBPJ will be signing two new sister city agreements in November, with Qingyuan, located in the People’s Republic of China’s Guangdong Province, and Seongbuk-Gu, a district of Seoul.

Currently, the city council is already holding its “Saya Sayang PJ” video contest, with exciting prizes on offer as well. 

For more information on the contests and activities in conjunction with Petaling Jaya’ 10th anniversary, those interested can visit the
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