HAWKERS and traders in Section 15 Shah Alam now have a better venue to attract customers with the opening of the Section 15B food court on Dec 7.
Located at Jalan Soket 15/20, the new food court by Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) is a significant upgrade from the previous city council stalls and features 40 stalls and four shoplots.
It is also equipped with common facilities such as a dining area, toilets, wash basins and surau.
It offers other services and products such as sewing services, cake shops, frozen food and biodegradable products.
In a statement, MBSA said the food court was part of the council’s initiative to provide a platform and
opportunity for traders to earn a living, especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The upgrading of the food court, which started in 2014, was also part of MBSA’s commitment in preparing better and more modern facilities for the public.
The city council’s initiative has received positive feedback as the food court is located in a strategic location.
Selangor housing and urban wellbeing, entrepreneur development committee chairman Rodziah Ismail handed over caps and aprons to hawkers during the opening of the food court.
Also present at the event were Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim and his deputy Rashidi Ruslan.Meanwhile, another one of MBSA’s initiatives to promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce vehicles and the emission of carbon monoxide that would harm the environment, has gone virtual.
The city council has taken its monthly car-free day programme online during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The first virtual car-free day programme was held last Sunday from 8am to 10pm.
It was streamed live on Facebook and an assortment of activities such as Virtual Fun Walk and Run, cycling, talks as well as vocal performances took place.
To attract viewers, the first 100 participants in the fun walk and run activities received exclusive MBSA souvenirs.
The programme, held on the second week of each month, is in line with the council’s goal to make Shah Alam a low-carbon city by 2030.