Year of city status for Klang

A ‘I love Klang’ sign welcomes visitors to Taman Rakyat Klang. — KK SHAM/The Star

KLANG’S aim to achieve city status is likely to take place on Nov 23, says the municipal council (MPK) president Noraini Roslan.

She said MPK’s priority was in achieving its Bandaraya Idaman status.

“Basic services such as solid waste collection and public cleansing, infrastructure maintenance, landscape beautification and enforcement have to be improved over time.

“We need to strengthen the council’s work culture based on the ‘Bandaraya Idaman’ concept,” she said when chairing MPK’s first full board meeting of the year.

Noraini said the local council emphasised building a liveable city focused on community empowerment aimed at unity and nurturing a civilised society.

“I would like to remind all MPK employees to change the way we work, to improve quality to achieve Klang’s city status goal,” she said.

Noraini: MPK won three awards, consisting of two gold and one silver at the Mippea2022 event in Kuala Lumpur.Noraini: MPK won three awards, consisting of two gold and one silver at the Mippea2022 event in Kuala Lumpur.

Speaking about the municipality’s expenditure later, Noraini said MPK earned RM282.4mil in revenue as at December 2022 which represented a performance achievement of 109%, as its annual budget was only RM258.3mil.

Its expenditure ending December 2022 was RM246.6mil, with a revenue surplus of RM35.8mil, she said.

“The total expenditure as at Dec 31 last year saw an increase of RM7.3mil over the 2021 expenditure, which was RM239.3,” she said.

“By comparison, the revenue earned as at Dec 31 last year increased by RM24.8mil over the amount in 2021, which was RM257.4mil,” she added.

Noraini also announced that MPK won three awards, which were two gold and one silver at the Malaysian Institute of Planners’ Planning Excellence Awards (Mippea2022) on Jan 16 in Kuala Lumpur.

The two gold awards were Low Carbon Planning Awards for infrastructure and building categories.

The silver award was for the Placemaking (Public Sector) category.

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