THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will spend RM506,000 to upgrade a food complex in Lebuh Tenggiri, Seberang Jaya, near Butterworth which is expected to be completed in nine month’s time.
Council president Datuk Rozali Mohamud said work on the project commenced on Oct 1 and it is now 19% done.
The entire upgrading project is expected to be ready by June 27 next year.
He said the project comprised the building of temporary stalls, tearing down part of the structural stalls at the existing place, building 14 units of stalls with open space, individual water and electricity supply, fixing of grease traps, painting work, new roofing and upgrading of toilets including those that are disabled-friendly and others.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who recently launched the temporary stalls in the area, said the state government was implementing various infrastructure projects at food complexes to further improve the hawkers’ quality of life.
He said he wanted the state to be the best destination for the hawker groups to find good income and at the same time for the people to enjoy delicious food.
“This programme is aimed at upgrading the physical trading space of small-time businessmen to become cleaner and attractive to render a positive impact on the community,” he added.