Kluang To Be Nation’s First Healthy City

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KLUANG – The town of Kluang is set to be the first healthy town of its kind in Malaysia via a pioneer project ‘Healthy City’ under the Special Area Plan (RKK) soon.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government deputy minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique said the project was a joint venture involving the Peninsular Malaysia Town and Country Planning Department (JPBD), Malaysian Ministry of Health and local authorities.

“The idea has been mooted for a long time, but because JPBD had to prioritise more important projects, it was only started two years ago,” she said.

She was speaking to reporters after launching the Pioneer ‘Healthy City’ and Special Area Preservation and Conservation Plan of Heritage Cities, Healthy Cities and Safe City Publicity Draft at the Jubilee Intan Hall, Kluang, today.

She said the project involved the proposal for a covered pedestrian walk, bicycle lane and recreational park.

“I hope the project will receive the support of the people of Kluang as it will definitely profit them,” she said.

Halimah said the RKK Preservation and Conservation Plan of Heritage Cities, Healthy Cities and Safe City was to retain and conserve heritage buildings for the future generations.

In another development, she said the date for the first meeting of the Water Activity Safety Council (MKAA) which was newly approved by the Cabinet had yet to be decided.

“It is hoped that more human lives can be saved when a mishap takes place with the existence of the council via the enforcement of the laws,” she said.

She said the jurisdiction of the council not only involved rivers but also water activity at sea, pond, lake, mine and others. – BERNAMA

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