SOME RM600,000 has been allocated to the Ipoh City Council (MBI) to repair roads that are riddled with potholes.
Perak local government committee chairman Sandrea Ng Shy Ching said the repair works were ongoing at 72 locations in six zones in the city.
The roads, she said, included Jalan Cetak, Jalan Sungai Pari, Jalan Gerbang Meru Indah, Jalan Gunung Rapat and Jalan Pegoh.
“Since the end of last year and due to the extended period of excessive rainfall, a number of roads were damaged.
“To ensure the safety of motorists, the state has approved and allocated RM600,000 to the city council to swiftly tackle the pothole issues, which is quite critical,” she said after distributing 1,485 free rubbish bins to residents of Taman Klebang Putra in Ipoh.
“The state government and local councils will continue to ensure that roads are in good condition and well-maintained,” she added.
On the rubbish bin giveaway, Ng said MBI had been distributing the bins to residents since 2021.
“As of today, 46,656 bins have been given out to the people.
“This is part of the city council’s plan to tackle issues pertaining to illegal dumpsites and to improve cleanliness in residential areas,” she said.
“We hope to create more awareness among the people, encouraging them to keep the cleanliness of not only their own premises but also their surrounding area as well.
“We also encourage people to report any acts of wrongdoings to the local councils,” she added.
Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said he hoped the bins would help MBI achieve its target of being the cleanest city in Malaysia.