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Two council departments moving to Penang City Park


A view of the newly built MBPP office in Penang City Park which will house the Landscape Department and Community Service Department.

A view of the newly built MBPP office in Penang City Park which will house the Landscape Department and Community Service Department.

The MBPP’s Community Service Department and the Landscape Department will move to the newly built double-storey building, costing more than RM5.15mil.

Both the departments are now at the City Stadium and are expected to operate from the new building either in February or March.

The new building, said MBPP secretary Yew Tung Seang, will cater to those who are disabled as it has open spaces and a ramp leading to the first floor, from the existing council’s Information Centre next door.

“The building, which took about one and a half years to build, was also styled to consume less energy, offering ventilation and lighting through its glass panelled windows.

“MBPP is very conscious about the environment and this building was done according to the green building concept.

“The building will consume lesser electricity due to its open office concept, providing ventilation throughout the office spaces.

“Situated in the park, the building also offers a healthier surrounding for those intending to visit the offices,” he said at the opening of the building yesterday.

The area encompassing 24,000 sq ft, features 10,000sq ft of built-up area and a garden.

The building features a rain harvesting system, barrier-free access, a surau, public toilets (open from 7am to 7pm), an outdoor open space area and vertical green walls.

MBPP Community Service Department director Rashidah Jalaludin said the staff were slowly moving their things to the new office.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was the guest of honour at the event, praised the open space concept of the building and its closeness to nature.

   

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