Refurbished ‘square’ in PJ opens

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 15 Feb 2020

The Medan Pasar in SS2 now has a roof to protect visitors from the weather. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

PETALING Jaya folk will now be able to do their daily marketing at Medan Pasar@SS2 in a more comfortable enviroment.

The just opened refurbished market that houses 184 hawkers now has a roof to shield visitors from the weather, rain or shine.

Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar, who launched the new Medan Pasar during Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) Chinese New Year celebration, said the building was equipped with a rainwater harvesting system too.

“The collected rainwater will be used to clean the streets and will help the council save a lot of money.

“This Medan Pasar has 10 rainwater harvesting tanks, each with a maximum capacity of 750 litres, ” he said.

A huge crowd attending MBPJ's Chinese New Year celebration.A huge crowd attending MBPJ's Chinese New Year celebration.

He added that leftover food and vegetables would be collected and turned into fertiliser and biogas by composting the waste in the anaerobic machine.

Sayuthi explained that Medan Pasar was not solely a market.

“A morning market operates here until noon, then vehicles are able to pass through on this road (Jalan SS2/61) after that.

“The site can also be used as an event space for community programmes, ” he added.

The Chinese New Year celebration is an annual event organised by MBPJ for its staff and the public.

Sayuthi (front centre in white shirt) with the recipients of MBPJ’s cash donation and assemblymen from Petaling Jaya.Sayuthi (front centre in white shirt) with the recipients of MBPJ’s cash donation and assemblymen from Petaling Jaya.

It was kick-started with an energetic lion dance followed by a cultural dance, luncheon and a lucky draw for the people in attendance.

MBPJ also handed out cash donations of RM250 to each of the 50 underprivileged recipients.

The recipients comprised single mothers, senior citizens and households of less than RM2,000 monthly income.

Also present were Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei, Seri Setia assemblyman Halimey Abu Bakar, Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran, MBPJ councillor Wong Swee Sang and Axiata Digital eCode Sdn Bhd director Eric Chong.

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