Ipoh Sentral terminal will boost Perak capital's growth

PETALING JAYA: To further improve the public transport system, the government through the Railway Asset Corporation (RAC) and the Perak State Secretary Corporation (SSI) will be developing the Ipoh Sentral Integrated Terminal, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said the terminal, which will be a public transport integration hub in the centre of Ipoh, will attract more tourists and locals to Ipoh and boost local economic growth, especially small local businesses and hawkers.

"The RAC is conducting detailed research to create a modern development plan that can provide quality public transport services and at the same time preserve heritage values, taking into account the KTM station building and several historic houses of worship in the vicinity which are valuable treasures and need to be maintained," he said after a working visit to the Ipoh railway station.

In a Facebook post, he said that the development would use the best formula – not only in terms of improving the public transport system in Ipoh but also for developing an integrated hub that has valuable heritage values, and as a tourist destination

Also present during his working visit was the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin, RAC general manager Adam Abu Hanipah and Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

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