AFTER successfully transforming 81 public spaces into neighbourhood and pocket parks, Penang Island City Council (MBPP) is planning to do more this year.
MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said that there were 300 open spaces on Penang island.
“The council has transformed 81 of them into neighbourhood and pocket parks.
“This park in Prestij 3 will benefit the residents of Balik Pulau and those staying in the southwest district of Penang,” he said in his speech during the opening ceremony of the park in Taman Prestij 3 in Balik Pulau today.
He thanked the state executive council members and MBPP for the beautiful transformation.
Penang Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo congratulated MBPP for their successes.
“I am happy to hear that the local council had transformed 81 public spaces into neighbourhood and pocket parks, in line with the state’s Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Healthier agenda. Keep up the good work!
“The MBPP has planned to set up four more neighbourhood parks with an allocation of RM2.5 million this year.
“The parks that are to be developed are Taman Semarak Api, Taman Lengkok P. Ramlee, Taman Medan Angsana and Taman Bukit Jambul,” he said in his speech.
Jagdeep and Yew jointly open Taman Prestij 3 after the speeches.
The cost to develop the 2,139.3sq m Taman Prestij 3 was RM712,428. The facilities available include a huge basketball court, pedestrian walkway, park benches, bicycle parking lots, and special route for the disabled.
Story and pix by Christopher Tan