Bamboo to feature in Ipoh’s landscape

Zuraina (fourth from left) taking a group picture with city council staff after launching the bamboo arch structure at Dataran Ipoh.

FUTURE landscaping structures in Ipoh will incorporate bamboo in their design.

Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said the Ipoh City Council (MBI) had explored the usage of bamboo as building material as it was sustainable and environmentally friendly.

“It is one of our innovations to use sustainable and environmental-friendly technology.

“MBI wants to showcase the use of bamboo to build landscaping structures and have completed several projects, ” he said in a statement.

“The city council will implement more similar structures in line with efforts for Ipoh to become a low-carbon city by 2030.”

He said this after launching a bamboo arch at Dataran Ipoh by city council secretary Zuraina Kamarul Ariff.

Rumaizi said the concept of the arch was based on a blooming flower.

“It was built by the city council’s staff from its Landscape and Parks Department and the Controlled Development Department.

“Our builders went through a course in building technology using bamboo at a private institution in Sungai Siput, ” he elaborated.He said construction of the arch started in March and was completed recently.

“Work was halted during the movement control order in the middle of the year.

“The bamboo that was used has been treated and processed before being used to construct the structure, ” he added. — IVAN LOH

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