Public urged to give input in preparation for council budget


An aerial view of Greentown Business Centre in Ipoh New Town. — Filepic

IPOH City Council wants to hear suggestions from the people as it plans for the 2021-2022 annual budget.

Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said residents ideas and comments would help the city council plan better.

“To ensure an inclusive budget, we welcome the public to give their suggestions and ideas.

“Among the things we are looking at include cleanliness and beautifying the city, infrastructural development and licensing management for businesses and small traders, ” he said at the launch of a Low Carbon City and Government Green Procurement (GGP) Execution Plan Development workshop for council officers.

Rumaizi said the city council hoped to reduce its carbon footprint by 45% in 2030.

Being among four local councils in the country selected to take part in a Low Carbon City 2030 Challenge Programme, he said the city council aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Among the initiatives included energy-saving, recycling of solid waste, composting of food waste, water conservation, sustainability practices and no single-use plastic campaigns.

“Others include giving priority to building more walkways, paths for bicycles and electric vehicles, Car Free Day and tree planting at designated Low Carbon Zones.

“We will continue to work with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre on installing more electric vehicle chargers and conduct continuous training for city council staff, ” Rumaizi added in a statement.

Those who wish to make a suggestion can do so at www.mbi.gov.my/hubungi-kami/maklum-balas/cadangan-bajet-2021-2022

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